Louisiana Background Checks
Health Street makes background checks in Louisiana easy with a complete array of comprehensive, precise and detailed employment background screenings. Our Louisiana background checks start with simple, fast criminal database checks and can be extended for a full view of a person’s history by looking at local and national records, educational records, past jobs,, and more. Louisiana background checks ensure you and your workforce are protected from an employee who lies on his or her job application or worse
Louisiana – Background Screening Info
Background Checks that Safeguard Employers and Employees in Louisiana
When it comes to background checks for employment purposes, the little details matter. The state of Louisiana generally follows federal legislation like the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), with the exception of several state statutes that have changed recently.
Louisiana is a public sector ban-the-box state, which means that public (but not private) employers are not permitted to ask any questions about criminal records or do a background check until after the first interview. If no interview is required, the employer must extend a conditional offer to the applicant before a background check can be conducted.
In Louisiana, this rule applies only to unclassified employees, which is defined as any at-will employee working for the civil service or within the public sector. According to the State Civil Service Human Resources Handbook, “positions that are designated as unclassified by the state constitution are not subject to the hiring and compensation standards set by State Civil Service.”
In Louisiana, there are many government agencies that must background check new employees. These agencies include the Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Office of Vital Statistics, and anyone working as a health care provider or with children.
Another rule that’s particular to Louisiana is the fact that credit reporting agencies must retain a record of the recipient of any credit report furnished for employment purposes for two years. Anyone who is denied employment on the basis of incorrect information provided by the credit reporting agency is entitled to damages, including attorney fees and court costs.
Recent Statistics on Crime in the State of Louisiana
Despite its reputation as a laid-back state, Louisiana is much more diverse in income, lifestyle, and culture than what’s represented in its largest cities. Here are some statistics that reflect the reality of criminal activity in Louisiana.
What Background Checks in Louisiana 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.
City Background Checks
For information regarding background checks in a specific city, click the relevant link below:
Why Health Street For Louisiana Background Checks?
Health Street combines industry knowledge, a commitment to accuracy, and a spirit of fairness when performing background checks in the Bayou State. Comprehensive employment screenings keep you and your business from stumbling into legal problems. A thorough background screening is essential to confirming that your new hires in are qualified and honest.
Health Street’s combination of high tech and high touch make background checks in fast and reliable. We offer simple, secure web technology matched with local court runners to protect your company.
Due diligence is critical. Poorly performed background checks can expose you in the following ways:
In either case, you could be held legally liable. It is critical that you stay in compliance with local labor laws. Let Health Street’s experts conduct your background checks in New Mexico so you’ll know that your candidates have been fully and properly vetted before hire.
DOT Background Screening Services
If your business hires truck drivers, DOT regulations require that you reach out to prior employers as well as check the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for violations. You also need to run a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) to ensure that your drivers have a clean, safe driving record.
Health Street takes this work off of your hands and stores your Louisiana background checks securely in the same convenient online portal where you can manage your DOT drug testing and random pool. We contact prior employers, check the Clearinghouse on your behalf, and report it all back to you in a comprehensive background check report, that includes:
Resume Review and Verification Checks
Education verification and reference checks are also critical to the pre-employment background checks in Louisiana. 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 Louisiana resume and employment verifications quickly and effectively. We will flag any discrepancies and report them back to you.