Mississippi Background Checks
Health Street’s line of background checks in Mississippi 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. Mississippi 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 Mississippi background checks from Health Street.
Mississippi Background Screening Info
Mississippi Background Check Laws
Employers in Mississippi are required to follow federal and state laws when it comes to background checks for the safety of your business and to protect the rights of employees.
Mississippi is not a “ban-the-box” state, meaning as an employer, you can ask about the applicant’s past criminal record on the job application.
As far as Mississippi is concerned, there are currently no state laws in place when it comes to background checks. Mississippi does, however, require you to follow all federal laws. As an employer, this means you are able to dig a little deeper into an applicant’s history when looking into credit history, criminal history, driving records, educational background, and employment history, as long as you remain under federal laws.
Federal laws are put in place to protect all employees and applicants from discrimination. It is illegal to make hiring, firing, and promoting decisions based on sex, age, race, color, disability, etc. These discrimination laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Federal law also makes you responsible for informing the applicant that you will be obtaining certain information (such as criminal background records) and getting written permission to do so. This is part of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which is regulated by the Fair Trade Commission (FTC).
Mississippi Statistics on Crime
Knowing the facts on crime in Mississippi can help you when making decisions on how to perform your background checks.
What Background Checks in Mississippi 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 Mississippi Background Checks?
Performing background checks in the [STATE-SLOGAN] 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi, it is crucial to use a CRA that understands the complexity of background check laws in Mississippi.
DOT Background Screening Services
If you are hiring truck drivers, you already know that you need to check back for three years of violations with prior companies and the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. You also have to check their Mississippi motor vehicle report, of course.
Knowing and complying with these regulations can be daunting. Health Street removes the stress by conducting and storing your DOT background checks in the same, easy-to-access portal as your other driver file records. You can manage your DOT compliance and random pool in one place. We can provide you with:
Resume Review and Verification Checks
When evaluating a job applicant, the first thing a hiring manager tends to look at is their resume. But what if the schools attended, degrees earned, job titles held, and other credentials were embellished, exaggerated, or outright fabricated? Before making that hire, you can rest easy knowing that Health Street can add resume verification to our Mississippi background checks.
Resume fraud is unfortunately all too common in Mississippi. Our resume verification services provide a definitive check on everything listed on your applicant’s resume. This includes:
Be sure that the person you want to hire is really who they say they are by ordering resume verification services from Health Street.