Background Checks in Pennsylvania
Background checks are a normal operating procedure for Pennsylvania employers. They are entirely legal and may even be required for some occupations.
You should also know that failing to complete a job application or providing incomplete, inaccurate or misleading information may be grounds for dismissal. Such conduct may also limit your right to recovery for certain statutory claims if disclosure of the hidden information would have resulted in your non-hire or discharge.
Employers interested in obtaining criminal background information may do so through the Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History website.