Idaho Background Checks
Health Street’s line of background checks in Idaho delivers fast, meticulously researched data on an applicant’s criminal history, references, education and employment. We pride ourselves on providing what employers need to inform their decisions about the people they hire. Idaho employment background checks give companies the assurance that their new hires have been fully vetted and won’t pose a risk. Verify if someone is being honest with you before you hire them – with Idaho background checks from Health Street.
Background Screening Info Specific to Idaho
Background Check Laws Specific to the State of Idaho
Background check laws in Idaho have the potential to change dramatically with the passage of a new bill through the State Senate. In early 2020, Senator Cheri Buckner-Webb presented the new Fair Chance Employment Bill, which is a type of ban-the-box legislation which would prohibit employers within the state from asking applicants about their criminal records until the applicant is further along in the interview process, or a conditional offer of employment has been made.
The bill has been in discussion for two years and was presented to the Idaho State Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee in February 2020 with strong community and industry support. However, it still has to pass through the full House and Senate and receive the governor’s signature before it becomes law.
As of now, most background check decisions are made based on guidance found in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as well as decisions made by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). These laws limit the scope of a background check to seven years.
Additionally, Idaho employers must follow guidelines set out by the Idaho Human Rights Commission, which have been included as part of the Idaho Department of Labor’s guide to lawful applications and interviews. Their guidance states “a fair opportunity should be given to applicants to prove their merit even though they may have a police record. Each case must be weighed on its own merits.”
Based on this guidance, as well as the pending Fair Chance Employment Bill, employers should be aware that statewide attitudes towards background checks are changing. It’s important to ensure that all employment-related background checks are conducted in accordance with current guidance and best practices.
Relevant Statistics on Crime in the State of Idaho
Idaho is a relatively safe and quiet state, with a lower overall rate of violent crime than the national average.
What Background Checks in Idaho 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 Idaho Background Checks?
Performing background checks in the Gem State involves knowing and following state rules and regulations which may stipulate what information can be taken into account when making hiring decisions. Requirements vary by state.
Performing background checks on your own is risky and can lead you into legal trouble. Hiring a background check company, known as a Credit Reporting Agency or CRA, is highly advisable. A credit reporting agency’s job is to stay abreast of Idaho background check laws. Reputable CRA’s help you avoid pitfalls such as:
The risk of uncovering too much information in a background check is significant. Laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) mandate that certain protected information cannot be considered by employers when making hiring decisions. When hiring in Idaho, it is crucial to use a CRA that understands the complexity of background check laws in Idaho.
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 Idaho driving record and no drug or alcohol violations in the past three years.
Resume Review and Verification Checks
Education verification and reference checks are also critical to the pre-employment background checks in Idaho. Employers should also verify an applicant’s resume, confirming their: account_balance
Calling all of the schools and employers on a person’s resume to confirm if your applicant is telling the truth could take hours. Fortunately, Health Street can easily handle your Idaho resume and employment verifications quickly and effectively. We will flag any discrepancies and report them back to you.