Riverside Background Checks

Background checks are a key step to ensuring that the right candidate is hired for the job, but can often take a lot of time and require tedious research to avoid legal trouble. Health Street is here to help companies flawlessly accelerate the background screening process in Riverside. We can perform criminal database checks, DOT background check services, and even check the references or credentials that a candidate claims on a resume.

Register for a background screening in Riverside online or by calling (951) 366-4589. Every individual being screened will receive a waiver electronically, and the background screening will begin automatically once it has been signed. If this is the first time that your company has ordered a background screening through Health Street, then we will also send you an agreement to be signed electronically.

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Riverside CA Background Checks

What's Included in a California Background Check?

An employee background check is designed to give potential employers information about a current or potential employee's history. According to Shouse California Law Group, which serves clients in Riverside and the surrounding area, a background check typically includes information about a person's felony and misdemeanor convictions. It may also disclose the schools they attended and when as well as negative information found on their credit report.

A background check often pulls information from criminal and arrest records, DMV driving/vehicle records, workers compensation records, and more. While background checks are legal in the state of California, employers must be careful to conduct them according to the rules and to avoid any discriminatory practices. This may include automatically disqualifying a job candidate based on their criminal record. If a background check shows something concerning, it's necessary to review it with the employee or candidate and make a decision on a case-by-case basis.

Statistics About Crime in the City of Riverside

The crime rates in the city of Riverside are significantly higher than the national average. Consider these statistics:

In 2019, there were 1,699 violent crimes and 10,115 property crimes in Riverside
Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime in Riverside is 1 in 195, versus 1 in 227 in California overall
Your chances of being a victim of a property crime in Riverside is 1 in 33, versus 1 in 43 in the state

New California Court Ruling May Impact Employee Background Checks

The California Rules of Court dictate how state courts conduct business. This includes rules regarding how the court's electronic records are released to the public. It currently states that the courts must maintain a public index, provide remote access when feasible, and that they must exclude a person's birthdate and driver's license number from these electronic indexes.

A recent court case, All of Us or None v. Hamrick, alleged that the Riverside Superior Court violated the rules by allowing for searches based on a person's date of birth or drivers' license number. Riverside Superior Court argued that they didn't violate the rules because they didn't disclose this information. Instead, the searcher would have to already have these details prior to conducting the search. In addition, including this information provides far more accuracy. While the trial court agreed, the appellate court reversed the decision. This stands to make it far more difficult to conduct background checks in California.

What Types of Background Screenings Does Health Street Offer in Riverside?

Criminal Background Screening Packages

Our criminal background screenings for Riverside always start with a Social Security Number Trace. Choose from one of our popular options below, including the option to build your own package.

Platinum Background Package - $175

The Platinum Background Package includes everything listed in the Triple Database package, plus:

Court Record Package (State and/or County level).

Build Your Own

This package can be mixed and matched to meet your needs, including options such as:

The final price will depend on the combination of services selected.

Additional Background Screening Services

Our DOT screening services or resume verification can help you save valuable time and ensure that your candidates meet the requirements for the job.

Resume Verification

Starting at $39, our Resume Verification can be ordered to check a candidate's:

Work history
Credentials or certifications

DOT Background Check

The price of this option depends on which of the background check services is selected. We offer a variety of DOT Background Check, including:

Why Order a Background Check

Why Are Background Screenings in Riverside Important?

Background checks for employment are critical to making informed decisions and hiring the best candidates for your company. Ordering a background screening in Riverside can reduce risks and create a safer workplace for your employees. Hiring the wrong people for the job can have a detrimental impact not only on your employees, but possibly even the reputation of the company.

Why Choose Health Street For Riverside Background Screenings?

Effective background screenings require knowing and following rules and regulations that can vary by location. For this reason, completing background checks by yourself can result in legal trouble. Health Street has over a decade of experience monitoring laws and regulations to ensure compliance in Riverside.

Health Street can help you quickly and efficiently expose criminal activity, avoid uncovering more information than legally allowed, and answer any questions that you may have along the way.

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Employment Screening Services

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"Criminal Background Check in California – Key Things to Know." Shouse California Law Group, 13 September 2021, https://www.shouselaw.com/ca/defense/background-checks/
"Riverside, CA Crime Rates - Data." Neighborhood Scout, https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/riverside/crime
Ward, James W. "California Court Ruling Could Complicate Background Checks." HR Watchdog, 26 July 2021, https://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/2021/07/california-court-ruling-could-complicate-background-checks/