Kentucky Background Checks
Health Street’s line of background checks in Kentucky 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. Kentucky 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 Kentucky background checks from Health Street.
Kentucky Background Screening Info
Ban the Box Laws in Kentucky
Many states have adopted “ban the box” laws that prohibit employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history on a job application or at any time prior to the initial interview. If there is no initial interview, employers may not raise the question until after making a conditional offer for employment. In the state of Kentucky, “ban the box” laws apply only to public sector positions in the state’s Executive Branch. All other employers are free to ask about criminal history at any time.
Contractors doing business within the city of Louisville must also follow the “ban the box” law. The city prefers working with vendors that do not include a criminal record question on applications and may terminate contracts with vendors who do.
Kentucky and Adverse Hiring Decisions
Under Kentucky law, an employer may not automatically disqualify a job applicant simply because they have a criminal record. A past criminal record can only be the basis for an adverse hiring decision if the conviction is “directly related to the position of employment sought.”
Even in this case, disqualification isn’t automatic. An employer may still decide to hire the person if they believe they have been rehabilitated. Any employer considering making an adverse hiring decision after reviewing an applicant’s criminal record must ensure that the conviction is related to the job or the job description.
However, it is also against Kentucky law to hire applicants for police, fire, emergency medical personnel, and police telecommunications positions who have been convicted of a felony. Some misdemeanor convictions and convictions involving “moral turpitude” may also lead to automatic disqualification.
Kentucky Crime Statistics
The following Kentucky state crime statistics are provided by the Kentucky State Police through its Records Branch, Computer Technologies Section, and Uniform Crime Reporting staff. According to the 2018 Crime in Kentucky report:
What Background Checks in Kentucky 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 Kentucky Background Checks?
Criminal background check in the Bluegrass State must be done in accordance with state law. There are very specific requirements that companies must follow in order to perform a legally compliant background check, and it varies by state. Health Street’s understanding of local laws combined with advanced technologies help keep you in compliance with background check laws.
A Credit Reporting Agency, or CRA, should do more than just checking a public database on your behalf. Running background checks present a pair of equally troublesome risks:
If you receive information from your CRA that you are not permitted to include in your hiring decision, you can run afoul of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). On the flip side, if you miss a critical criminal record, it can be even more devastating. For these reasons, it’s critically important to work with a CRA with experience performing comprehensive employment background checks in .
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 Kentucky driving record and no drug or alcohol violations in the past three years.
Resume Review and Verification Checks
Sometimes, the job candidate who seems to be most qualified is lying on his or her resume. In fact, it is quite common for people to misrepresent their education, degrees earned, and work history in order to qualify for a job that they otherwise would not obtain. An unqualified employee—especially one who forges aspects of their experience—creates serious risks for business leaders and HR executives.
Health Street’s background checks in Kentucky can verify a person’s resume, confirming the information that they have provided to you about their education, employment history, professional licensure, and degrees earned. We can even check references. Including these options on your background check in Kentucky gives you and your business the protection it deserves and the knowledge that you are hiring honest, qualified candidates.