Preemployment Screening and Testing: Vermont
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Wanda I. Otero, Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP
- Employers must be sure to comply with the Vermont Fair Credit Reporting Act. See Credit Checks.
- Background checks generally may be conducted only after a conditional offer is extended, but are mandatory for certain types of employment. See Criminal Background Checks.
- A new law prohibits private employers from asking criminal history questions on job applications. See Ban the Box.
- Vermont forbids the use of polygraph tests with certain exceptions. See Polygraph Tests.
- Employers may condition job offers on negative drug tests, but must ensure that the testing satisfies certain criteria. See Drug Testing.
- Vermont bans the use of HIV-related tests as a condition of employment. See AIDS Testing.