Lexington Background Checks

Health Street offers a variety of background screening options in the city of Lexington. Employers may choose from packages for criminal database checks, DOT background checks, healthcare background checks, and resume verification. If only a specific background screening is needed, we also offer individual database checks or the option to "build your own" package.

Simply register online for a background check in Lexington, or give us a call at (859) 721-0611. Each individual being screened will receive a waiver electronically, and the background check will start automatically as soon as 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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Background Screening in Lexington KY

Background Check Laws Specific to the City of Lexington, KY

There are no laws in Lexington, KY prohibiting employers from questioning an applicant about their criminal history on the job application. However, in 2017, Governor Matt Bevin issued the "Fair Chance Employment Initiative." This executive order bans the felony conviction question, but only for certain jobs with the state of Kentucky.

Employers in the Lexington and Fayette County KY area must abide by state and federal laws, including laws under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). According to the FCRA, employers must obtain written permission to obtain criminal or credit background checks on their applicants. Also, if any of the information obtained is used in making a hiring decision, the applicant must be notified and given an opportunity to dispute any misinformation.

Kentucky law also prohibits disqualifying an applicant based on a prior criminal conviction, unless the crime directly relates to the position they're applying for.

Statistics About Crime in the City of Lexington, KY

The total crime in Lexington-Fayette, KY is 32 percent higher than in the rest of the U.S.
Violent crime in Lexington, KY is 22 percent lower than the national average.
Property crime is 42 percent higher in Lexington, KY than in the rest of the nation.
In Lexington, KY and Fayette County in 2019, there were 10,743 total crimes reported for the year.
The most reported crimes in 2019 were property crimes, with 9,776 property crimes reported that year.

Experts Say...

Although Lexington, KY is not a ban-the-box city, ban-the-box laws are quickly gaining popularity. McBrayer Law Firm of Lexington explains what it means to "ban-the-box" on employment applications. "As most employees and employers are aware, a standard employment application normally includes a box or line item for the applicant to document whether he/she has ever been convicted of a crime." the law firm said. "In the employment relations realm, however, there exists a growing initiative to 'ban-the-box—meaning that job applications no longer ask about one's criminal history."

The law firm continued by explaining the purpose of the ban-the-box laws. "Ban-the-box proponents believe that individuals with a criminal history have a better chance to attain employment if not eliminated immediately from the pool based solely on the application. By removing the box, these individuals may apply for positions which they would not normally consider because of their past and may have more confidence in an interview setting," they stated. "Ban-the-box proponents assert that by excluding those with a criminal history from the hiring process, employers may be unconsciously excluding certain populations at a disproportional rate. The elimination of the criminal history box or line encourages individuals to get their foot in the employment door and helps alleviate the public stigma against criminal offenders."

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

Criminal Background Screening Packages

Our criminal background checks for Lexington always begin with a Social Security Number Trace. We offer the option to build your own package or select from one of our popular background check packages below.

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 from our criminal database checks, resume verifications, sanctions, and drug testing. The price will be determined by 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

Beginning at $39, our Resume Verification can be used to check a person's work history, credentials or certifications, and references.

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 Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) Check checks and DOT Prior Employment Drug Test History.

Why Order a Background Check

Why Are Background Screenings in Lexington Important?

Background checks for employment are critical to making informed decisions and hiring the best candidates for your company. Ordering a background screening in Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington.

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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"Pre-employment Background Checks." Kentucky League of Cities, 9 September 2020, https://www.klc.org/News/7084/pre-employment-background-checks-new-fcra-forms-must-be-used-by-september-21-2018
"Ban the Box – The Fair Chance Initiative." Kentucky League of Cities, 28 February 2017, https://www.klc.org/News/7048/ban-the-box---the-fair-chance-initiative
"Kentucky Revised Statutes, KRS Chapter 335B." Kentucky General Assembly, https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/chapter.aspx?id=38881
"Lexington-Fayette, NY Crime." AreaVibes, https://www.areavibes.com/lexington-fayette-ky/crime/
"Thinking Outside the Box: Eliminating the Criminal Conviction Box from Employment Applications." McBrayer Law Firm, https://www.mcbrayerfirm.com/blogs-Employment-Law-Blog,thinking-outside-the-box-eliminating-the-criminal-conviction-box-from-employment-applications