Nevada Background Checks
Health Street provides a full range of criminal background checks in Nevada, allowing companies to accurately screen job applicants before hiring. We offer a wide variety of employment screening ranging from a simple criminal database search to comprehensive investigative research of a person’s criminal record, job history, credentials, and references. For quality, professional and timely background screenings, look to Health Street to provide your business with employment background checks in Nevada.
Nevada Background Screening Information
Background Check Laws Specific to the State of Nevada
In 2019, one lawsuit changed the way that many employers in Nevada use background checks for employment purposes. The case against Dollar General was brought forward by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), who were able to prove that background checks had played a role in broad discrimination against African American applicants going back 15 years.
As a result of their imprecise use of background checks, Dollar General was forced to pay a $6 million settlement into a fund which will be split between the African American applicants who lost out on employment at the chain retailer between 2004-2019.
If used correctly, background checks should protect employers from liability. In Nevada, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act(FCRA) requires employers to get the applicant’s written consent before a background check can be conducted.
Specific state laws have been enacted in the last several years, including ban-the-box legislation that came into effect in 2018. The ban-the-box laws, which prevent employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal record before the initial interview, only apply to public employees in Nevada, with some exceptions including firefighters and peace officers.
The Nevada legislature also prevented employers from relying on records for non-convictions that are older than seven years old. However, this prohibition doesn’t apply to convictions, which means that any past conviction is visible on a criminal record check in Nevada, as long as it has not been sealed, which can happen in as little as a year post-case closure for some misdemeanors.
Relevant Statistics on Crime in the State of Nevada
In 2017, Nevada’s Department of Public Safety reported that one violent crime is committed every 31 minutes and 36 seconds. That’s why it’s important to remain vigilant when hiring, to avoid a potentially disastrous bad hire that puts your company and staff at risk.
What Background Checks in Nevada 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 Nevada Background Checks?
Performing background checks in the Silver State 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 Nevada 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 Nevada, it is crucial to use a CRA that understands the complexity of background check laws in Nevada.
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 Nevada 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 Nevada background checks.
Resume fraud is unfortunately all too common in Nevada. 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.