Minnesota

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EmployeeScreenIQ serves an impressive roster of clients ranging from Fortune 100 organizations to mid-size corporations representing a diversity of industries. So whether you employ people in Minnesota, throughout the United States or in over 200 countries abroad, we are your one stop shop for employment background checks.

Listed below are some things that those who conduct employee background checks in the State of Minnesota should know.

State Capital

Saint Paul

Counties

Minnesota has 84 counties.

State Court Structure

  • Trial Courts: Minnesota has 10 District Courts which hear matters related to civil actions, criminal cases, family, juvenile, probate and violations of city ordinances.
  • Appellate Courts: The Minnesota Court of Appeals provides the citizens of Minnesota with prompt and deliberate review of all final decisions of the trial courts, state agencies and local governments.
  • Supreme Court of Minnesota: The Minnesota Supreme Court is the highest court in the state and is the final arbitrator of all state constitutional rights. The Supreme Court is responsible for the regulation of the practice of law and for judicial and lawyer discipline. I also promulgates rules of practice and procedure for the legal system in the state.

Federal Court Structure

Trial Courts:

  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

Appellate Court:

  • Federal cases in Minnesota are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Ban the Box Laws

  • Minnesota has a statewide ban the box law.
  • City and County Ban the Box: Minneapolis and St. Paul

Credit Report Restrictions

Minnesota does not have a law that restricts the use of credit reports in the hiring process.

Other Limitations on Screening for Employers

Minnesota has it’s own version of the FCRA that requires employers to offer a checkbox on the disclosure that allows the consumer to request a copy of the consumer report. Employers may not have access to sealed or expunged records. Public employers may not use arrest records that do not result in conviction.

Medical Marijuana

Minnesota has a law which legalizes medical marijuana.

Social Media

There are no laws in the state of Minnesota that restrict or limit private employers from accessing and requesting employee/candidate log in information for personal social media accounts.

The information on this page is provided as general educational information and is not legal advice, either express or implied. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all matters of employment law.

Minnesota.svg

EmployeeScreenIQ serves an impressive roster of clients ranging from Fortune 100 organizations to mid-size corporations representing a diversity of industries. So whether you employ people in Minnesota, throughout the United States or in over 200 countries abroad, we are your one stop shop for employment background checks.

Listed below are some things that those who conduct employee background checks in the State of Minnesota should know.