Queens, NY asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida

Q: Question on employment law and background checks in Florida.

I live in Florida and I am curious what background reporting regulations may be (Google has too many different answers to be sure what is correct).

Almost 10 years ago, when I was barely 18, I was arrested for a couple of felonies and a couple of misdemeanors. All of my charges were either dropped or adjudicated, besides one misdemeanor I was found guilty for. Since, I’ve stayed out of trouble.

I’ve read the FCRA has regulations for reporting any arrests/convictions after 7 years, which seems to be true since none of these arrests or the misdemeanor conviction have come back on any employment background check I’ve had. However, I have read about those regulations going out of the window if you’re applying for a position you’re presumed to be making more than $75k a year in. Is this accurate? And if so, what changes? Is there not a time limit anymore? Or is the time limit extended? Also curious how the employment company would know your expected salary. Thank you in advance!

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I strongly suggest that you hire an employment lawyer to discuss this rather than ask all these very important questions here on this public website. The fee for speaking to most experienced employment lawyers is very reasonable. Search for one using the website's Find a Lawyer tab.

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