El Paso, TX asked in Employment Law for New Mexico

Q: How far back do background checks go?

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Trent A. Howell

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  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: In addition to limitations under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, New Mexico Statute Section 56-3-6 generally places some limits on the information "credit bureaus" can list, such as limiting reporting of bankruptcies to no longer than 14 years, collection accounts no longer than 7 years, and arrest and convictions no longer than 7 years.

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