South Dakota Background Checks
Health Street’s line of background checks in South Dakota 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. South Dakota 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 South Dakota background checks from Health Street.
Background Screening Info for South Dakota
South Dakota’s Background Check Laws
The laws regarding an employer’s right to conduct background checks on an employee are very lenient in South Dakota. While some states have “ban the box” laws that prohibit an employer from asking about criminal history before an initial interview, this law does not exist in South Dakota. Employers can ask about arrests or convictions at any time and can use this information to make employment decisions. There are also no state laws regulating an employer’s use of credit checks.
However, it’s important to note that employees and job applicants are protected under federal anti-discrimination laws, which are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In addition, the South Dakota State Human Rights Division warns against making employment decisions based on an applicant’s conviction, arrest, or court record if it’s not “substantially related to the functions of the job.” For this reason, employers should be careful about the decisions they make using this information.
Crime in South Dakota
According to the most recent report issued by the state’s Office of Attorney General, titled “Crime in South Dakota 2018,” there were a total of 75,955 criminal offenses and 45,142 arrests in the state from January to December 2018. “Group A” offenses are serious crimes against “person, property, or society.” These offenses decreased by 3.19% from 2017 to 2018. “Group B” offenses are considered less serious. This category of crime increased by 2.94% from 2017 to 2018.
In addition, the following statistics were reported:
Major Industries in South Dakota
South Dakota is the fourth-smallest state by gross domestic product (GDP), putting out about $52 billion dollars a year. The major industries supporting the state are:
What Background Checks in South Dakota 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 South Dakota Background Checks?
Criminal background check in the Coyote State must be done in accordance with state law. There are very specific requirements that companies must follow in order to perform a legally compliant background check, and it varies by state. Health Street’s understanding of local laws combined with advanced technologies help keep you in compliance with background check laws.
A Credit Reporting Agency, or CRA, should do more than just checking a public database on your behalf. Running background checks present a pair of equally troublesome risks:
If you receive information from your CRA that you are not permitted to include in your hiring decision, you can run afoul of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). On the flip side, if you miss a critical criminal record, it can be even more devastating. For these reasons, it’s critically important to work with a CRA with experience performing comprehensive employment background checks in .
DOT Background Screening Services
If you hire truck drivers or other vehicle operators covered by DOT, then you know you have to comply with the Department of Transportation’s FMCSA modality regulations. To comply with DOT regs, you must:
These measures ensure that your new hire has a safe South Dakota driving record and no drug or alcohol violations in the past three years.
Resume Review and Verification Checks
Sometimes, the job candidate who seems to be most qualified is lying on his or her resume. In fact, it is quite common for people to misrepresent their education, degrees earned, and work history in order to qualify for a job that they otherwise would not obtain. An unqualified employee—especially one who forges aspects of their experience—creates serious risks for business leaders and HR executives.
Health Street’s background checks in South Dakota can verify a person’s resume, confirming the information that they have provided to you about their education, employment history, professional licensure, and degrees earned. We can even check references. Including these options on your background check in South Dakota gives you and your business the protection it deserves and the knowledge that you are hiring honest, qualified candidates.