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Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s where you can find all the answers about how background checks work when Foley is your employer’s partner. Foley created a platform called Dash to make it easier for both employers and candidates/employees to get the screening they need to stay safe and get the job done. If you can’t find what you need here, give us a call at 631-557-0424.

Motor Vehicle Record FAQs

What is an MVR background check?

Simply put, an MVR background check is a report of a person's driving history. It includes information, such as license expiration, status, license class, endorsements, restrictions, traffic violations, accidents, vehicular crimes, suspensions‌ — ‌even unpaid parking tickets and, in some states, unpaid child support.

The purpose of an MVR report is straightforward: to provide the employer with insight regarding whether the applicant/employee can be considered a safe driver.

How far back does an MVR report go?
This varies by state. Most states fall within a 3- to 7-year lookback period (three years is the most common). There's no national database for searching drivers' records‌ — ‌we obtain MVR reports through a state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or its equivalent agency (in Massachusetts, for example, it's called the Registry of Motor Vehicles or RMV).
Is an MVR check a consumer report?
Yes. As such, employers must make sure they comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, including disclosure and authorization requirements and adverse action procedures.
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