Nebraska Background Checks
Health Street makes background checks in Nebraska easy with a complete array of comprehensive, precise and detailed employment background screenings. Our Nebraska 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. Nebraska background checks ensure you and your workforce are protected from an employee who lies on his or her job application or worse
Nebraska Background Screening Info
Background Check Laws Specific to the State of Nebraska
Nebraska prohibits public employers from asking a job applicant about any criminal history or background in writing or orally until the employer has confirmed that the applicant meets minimum job qualifications. Nebraska passed a “ban the box” law in April 2014 that covered public employers, but not private businesses. Nebraska’s “ban the box” statute doesn’t apply to law enforcement agencies, or to any other public agency that has additional federal or state requirements for criminal history background checks.
Private employers in Nebraska must comply with the basic standards of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for pre-employment background checks. Background checks in Nebraska can legally include driving records, credit records, criminal records, court records, and information about bankruptcy or specific license status for specific positions requiring a license or certificate. Reports can’t include bankruptcies after 10 years, civil suits and civil judgments, or paid tax liens and collection accounts after seven years.
In Nebraska, criminal history reports are obtained through the Nebraska State Patrol. The State of Nebraska Judicial Branch allows court case searches, and driver records are maintained by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. None of Nebraska’s state government agencies offer information about employment history, credit reports, residence history or registration as a sex offender.
Statistics on Crime in the State of Nebraska
According to the Nebraska Crime Commision, Nebraska had the same rate of murder in 2018 and 2019, with 44 Nebraskans losing their lives to murder in both years. Other violent crime statistics in the Cornhusker state include:
Nebraska’s law enforcement agencies recorded 29,564 instances of larceny or theft in 2018 and 29,277 instances in 2019, a decline of nearly 1%. Burglaries went down between 2018 and 2019, however, with 5,202 recorded in 2018 and 4,635 in 2019, a decline of nearly 11%. Robberies increased by 7.76% between 2018 and 2019, but they are much less common in Nebraska than burglaries or larceny, with 792 incidents recorded in 2019.
What Background Checks in Nebraska 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
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Why Health Street For Nebraska Background Checks?
Health Street combines industry knowledge, a commitment to accuracy, and a spirit of fairness when performing background checks in the [STATE-SLOGAN]. 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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska. 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 Nebraska resume and employment verifications quickly and effectively. We will flag any discrepancies and report them back to you.