Alabama Background Checks
Health Street provides a full range of criminal background checks in Alabama, allowing companies to accurately screen job applicants before hiring. We offer a wide variety of employment screening ranging from a simple criminal database search to comprehensive investigative research of a person’s criminal record, job history, credentials, and references. For quality, professional and timely background screenings, look to Health Street to provide your business with employment background checks in Alabama.
Alabama Background Screening Information
Background Check Laws Specific to the State of Alabama
As one of the nation’s top states for manufacturing and other technical professions, employers in Alabama have a duty to protect their company stakeholders with thorough background checks. In this state, employers are limited by regulations laid out in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as several state statutes that have been passed in the last several years.
As per the federal FCRA, employers must get the applicant’s written consent before conducting any background check, and must give the applicant a copy of the resulting report. If there is anything within the report that they judge to be disqualifying, the employer must notify the applicant before removing them from consideration.
Unlike many other states, Alabama has no state-wide ban-the-box legislation in place, which would prevent employers from asking questions about or investigating an applicant’s criminal record until after an initial interview has been conducted.
One existing law that is unique to Alabama is AL Code § 15-27-16 (2015), which ensures that applicants who have expunged criminal records do not have to disclose this information to an employer. Any individual “who knows an expungement order was granted pursuant to this chapter and who intentionally and maliciously divulges, makes known, reveals, gives access to, makes public, uses, or otherwise discloses the contents of an expunged file without a court order, or pursuant to a provision of this chapter, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.”
Relevant Statistics on Crime in Alabama
Employers in Alabama should be careful to conduct background checks in a way that minimizes liability and protects their staff, while ensuring compliance with state law and industry regulations.
With violent crime arrests in Alabama trending upwards since 2011, background checks have never been more crucial.
What Background Checks in Alabama Does Health Street offer?
Criminal Background Check Packages
Health Street’s criminal background check packages always start with a Social Security Number Trace. From there, you can add specific background checks, choose from one of our most popular packages, or build your own.
Why Health Street For Alabama Background Checks?
Health Street combines industry knowledge, a commitment to accuracy, and a spirit of fairness when performing background checks in the Heart of Dixie. Comprehensive employment screenings keep you and your business from stumbling into legal problems. A thorough background screening is essential to confirming that your new hires in are qualified and honest.
Health Street’s combination of high tech and high touch make background checks in fast and reliable. We offer simple, secure web technology matched with local court runners to protect your company.
Due diligence is critical. Poorly performed background checks can expose you in the following ways:
In either case, you could be held legally liable. It is critical that you stay in compliance with local labor laws. Let Health Street’s experts conduct your background checks in New Mexico so you’ll know that your candidates have been fully and properly vetted before hire.
DOT Background Screening Services
If you hire truck drivers or other vehicle operators covered by DOT, then you know you have to comply with the Department of Transportation’s FMCSA modality regulations. To comply with DOT regs, you must:
These measures ensure that your new hire has a safe Alabama driving record and no drug or alcohol violations in the past three years.
Resume Review and Verification Checks
When evaluating a job applicant, the first thing a hiring manager tends to look at is their resume. But what if the schools attended, degrees earned, job titles held, and other credentials were embellished, exaggerated, or outright fabricated? Before making that hire, you can rest easy knowing that Health Street can add resume verification to our Alabama background checks.
Resume fraud is unfortunately all too common in Alabama. Our resume verification services provide a definitive check on everything listed on your applicant’s resume. This includes:
Be sure that the person you want to hire is really who they say they are by ordering resume verification services from Health Street.