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Utah State Background Check Laws

In March 2017, the Utah governor signed HB 156, prohibiting public employers from requiring job applicants to disclose prior criminal history before an initial interview or a conditional offer of employment.

There are exceptions to the law for sensitive positions that require the consideration of criminal history, such as for law enforcement and criminal justice positions, among others. Background checks will be required for anyone working with vulnerable adults or children, as well as non-employee volunteers.

No Utah municipalities or counties have separate ban the box or fair chance laws.

Cities Include: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan, Orem, Sandy, Ogden, St. George, Layton and more.

Note: This information is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult with your own legal counsel for advice related to your state/locality.

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