Louisville 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 Louisville. 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 Louisville online or by calling (502) 205-7541. 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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Louisville KY Background Checks

Background Laws Specific to the City of Louisville, KY

In 2014, Louisville, KY passed a ban-the-box ordinance to stop employers from asking applicants about past criminal histories on initial employment applications. The ordinance is meant to give applicants with previous convictions a fair chance at employment, avoid discrimination, and help fill job vacancies due to the lack of qualified candidates. Employers are encouraged to not ask about criminal convictions on job applications unless the conviction is directly related to the position.

The Louisville, KY ban-the-box law covers county employment applications and vendors of the Louisville Metro Government. All Louisville employers must familiarize themselves with current ban-the-box laws to understand the law's exceptions and expectations.

Statistics About Crime in the City of Louisville, KY

The city of Louisville, KY has 29,679 crimes annually. Of these crimes, 4,458 are violent crimes and 25,221 are property crimes.
The total crime rate of Louisville, KY is 48.05 per 1,000 people.
Louisville has a crime index of 5 out of 100, meaning that the city is safer than five percent of all U.S. cities.
The chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Louisville is one in 139.
The chance of becoming a victim of a property crime in Louisville is one in 24.
The total crime in Louisville, KY is 84 percent above the national average. Violent crime is 81 percent above the national average, and property crime is 84 percent higher.

Background Screening Stories in the City of Louisville, KY

Hemmer, DeFrank, and Wessels, Kentucky attorneys at law, explain the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). "The FCRA deals with inaccurate or incomplete records," the law firm explained. "Criminal background checks occasionally include errors, such as convictions that were expunged, misclassifications of crimes, incomplete information about a crime (such as charges being dropped), multiple listings of a single offense, or records that do not actually belong to the applicant."

The law firm says that the FCRA urges employers to obtain written consent on an applicant before running a background check, inform the applicant if the background check results might have a negative effect on being hired, provide the applicant with a copy of the report, and inform the applicant if the background check played a role in the hiring decision.

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

Criminal Background Screening Packages

Our criminal background screenings for Louisville 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 Louisville Important?

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

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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Williams, Jonathan. "Victory! Louisville Council Votes Unanimously to "Ban the Box.'" Jobs With Justice, 19 March 2014, https://www.jwj.org/victory-louisville-council-votes-unanimously-to-ban-the-box
"Louisville, KY Crime Rates." Neighborhood Scout, https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ky/louisville/crime
"Louisville, KY Crime." AreaVibes, https://www.areavibes.com/louisville-ky/crime/
"How Can Kentucky Employers Use Arrest and Conviction Records?" Hemmer, DeFrank, Wessels Attorneys at Law, https://www.hemmerlaw.com/blog/how-can-kentucky-employers-use-arrest-and-conviction-records/
"Fair Credit Reporting Act." Federal Trade Commission (FTC), https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/statutes/fair-credit-reporting-act