Yes, but background checks done by consumer reporting agencies for employers are generally governed by the federal fair Credit reporting Act. See http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0157-employment-background-checks (External Link). For certain occupations, Florida law specifies the type and level of checks to be conducted. If an employer conducts a background check and determines you are disqualified for the position based on the results or has reasonable cause to believe that grounds exist for termination or denial of employment as a result of background screening, it should notify you in writing, stating the specific record that indicates the grounds for termination or disqualification. It is your responsibility to contest the disqualification or to request exemption from disqualification. The only basis for contesting the disqualification is proof of mistaken identity. Employers who conduct background checks should keep the results confidential. (Ch. 435, Fla. Stat.).