Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville. 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 Jacksonville online or by calling (904) 204-4535. 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.
Jacksonville Florida Background Screening
Background Laws Specific to the City of Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville, FL is one of the few cities in Florida that enforces a Fair Chance Policy so that criminal background checks will not be used in making a hiring decision. Jacksonville has “banned the box,” eliminating the question of past criminal histories on a job application. Background checks may only be run after the job has been offered to the applicant. Previous criminal histories will be required for new hires, rather than used for making hiring decisions.
Jacksonville, FL also incorporates the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) criteria for individualized assessment, and the applicant has the right to appeal the denial of their employment.
Statistics About Crime in the City of Jacksonville, FL
Background screening Stories in the City of Jacksonville, FL
In 2020 in Jacksonville, FL, an elementary school teacher was allowed to keep his job, even though he had prior arrests. The Duval County School District hired the second-grade teacher in 2006 and he resigned 10 years later in 2016.
In 2017, the teacher, Hazouri Jr., was arrested for the possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, which is a felony charge. He also faced a misdemeanor for having drug equipment.
His charges were expunged in 2018, after completing a pre-trial intervention. In 2019, he was rehired by the Duval County Public School District to teach fourth grade. Later that year, he was arrested for heroin possession and faced felony charges, but the state chose not to press charges.
He continued his job with the county, teaching second grade until another arrest in 2020, this time for child pornography. He faced federal charges and was removed from his position.
DCPS said that all candidates for employment or reemployment must undergo background checks under Florida law. DCPS said, “Certain convictions render an applicant completely ineligible for employment. However, the appearance of an arrest on a background check does not necessarily create an automatic barrier to employment. The nature of the arrest, prior work history, and other factors may be considered in employment decisions.”
What Types of Background Screenings Does Health Street Offer in Jacksonville?
Criminal Background Screening Packages
Our criminal background screenings for Jacksonville always start with a Social Security Number Trace. Choose from one of our popular options below, including the option to build your own package.
The Triple Database Package includes screenings:
The Platinum Package includes everything listed in the Triple Database package, plus:
The Ultimate Package includes everything listed in the Platinum Package, plus
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.
Starting at $39, our resume verification services can be ordered to check a candidate’s:
Why Order a Background Check
Why Are Background Checks in Jacksonville Important?
The safety of your employees and reputation of your company may be at risk if the wrong candidate is hired. Background screenings can help you identify important information that may determine whether someone is qualified for the job. As with any city, ordering a background screening in Jacksonville is a critical step to making sure you hire the best person for the job.
Why Choose Health Street For Jacksonville Background Checks?
Health Street has over a decade of experience with performing background checks in Jacksonville. Laws and regulations are different depending on the location, so performing a background check independently can be risky. We are here to help employers in Jacksonville avoid the risk of legally uncovering too much information during the hiring process, save time and money, and assist in hiring the best candidates for the job.