RE: Reporting of criminal record information on a job applicant whose annual income is expected to be under $25,000.
Under NY State law, we are prevented from reporting convictions to you that are over 7-years old if the rate for the job for which the applicant is being considered pays less then $25,000 per year.
This is a departure from the Federal FCRA regulations that allows the reporting of all criminal convictions regardless of the income level.
As a result, it is imperative that you indicate on your request for a background check that the applicant is in the over or under $25,000 annual income range.
What the law effect means is that if the person was convicted of murder 14 years ago and the job for which the person is now being checked will likely pay under $25,000, we will not be able to report that conviction to you.
If any questions, please give us a call.