Florida’s Employment Background Check Laws

While we try our best to keep our information on the background check laws in FL up-to-date the laws can change at any time hence we are unable to ensure the information is the latest version. We recommend that you seek legal advice from an attorney if needed.


    The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that helps to ensure the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of the information in consumer credit bureau files. The law regulates the way credit reporting agencies can collect, access, use, and share the data they collect in your consumer reports.


    The 2020 Florida Statutes

Some Main Points

Background checks cannot include criminal information that is older than 7 years unless the consumer report is used in connection with: (1) a credit transaction that involves or is expected to involve $50,000 or more; or (2) a life insurance policy of $50,000 or more; or (3) the employment of an applicant whose annual salary will equal or is expected to equal $20,000 or more.