Fair Credit Reporting Act and the laws of the states and counties as to how far back they can report. The limit is usually between 7 and 10 years, which should give you a good understanding of the applicant’s recent criminal history while complying with the guidelines for consumer protection.
If you are requesting a criminal record report for a prospective employee, you may wonder how far back the report that you will receive can go. If you are using a consumer reporting agency such as AAA Credit Screening Services, then the answer is 7 years. To comply with the laws of most states or counties, we provide background checks going back 7 years.
Consumer reporting agencies are governed by the