Oakland Background Checks

Background checks are a key step to ensuring that the right candidate is hired for the job, but can often take a lot of time and require tedious research to avoid legal trouble. Health Street is here to help companies flawlessly accelerate the background screening process in Oakland. We can perform criminal database checks, DOT background check services, and even check the references or credentials that a candidate claims on a resume.

Register for a background screening in Oakland online or by calling (510) 513-6525. Every individual being screened will receive a waiver electronically, and the background screening will begin automatically once it has been signed. If this is the first time that your company has ordered a background screening through Health Street, then we will also send you an agreement to be signed electronically.

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Background Checks in Oakland, CA

Background Check Laws Specific to the City of Oakland, CA

The city of Oakland, CA is a ban-the-box city, eliminating questions about past criminal convictions from employment applications since 2007. Background checks can be performed on applicants once a conditional offer for employment was made if the background check is required by law or needed for the job position.

If an applicant in Oakland is denied a position due to what was found on a criminal background check, the applicant has the right to appeal the employment denial. In addition, the applicant has the right to request a copy of the background check used for their employment denial.

Statistics About Crime in the City of Oakland, CA

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Oakland, CA is safer than one percent of all U.S. cities.
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There are 34,091 total crimes reported in Oakland, CA each year. This is a crime rate of 78.73 per 1,000 residents.
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There are 28,486 property crimes reported annually in Oakland. The property crime rate is 65.78 per 1,000 people.
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There are 5,605 violent crimes reported each year in Oakland. This is a violent crime rate of 12.94 per 1,000 people.
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The chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime in Oakland is one in 77.
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Robbery is the most common violent crime in Oakland, with 2,923 robberies reported each year.
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There are 2,230 assaults reported annually in Oakland, 373 rapes, and 79 murders.
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The chance of becoming the victim of a property crime in Oakland is one in 15.
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20,735 thefts are reported annually in Oakland.
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There are 5,125 motor vehicle thefts and 2,626 burglaries reported each year in Oakland.

Experts Say…

Spencer Young Law is a law firm that serves employers in Oakland, CA. “The California Fair Chance Act, also known as ‘Ban the Box,’ protects against such discrimination,” the law firm says. “Ban the Box prohibits employers from asking about felonies early in the application process as a screening mechanism. It prevents employers from arbitrarily denying employment to people with felony records. It requires (employers) to assess each applicant on their qualifications and to consider the facts underlying any felony conviction on a case-by-case basis.”

The law firm states that before an employer can perform a background check on an applicant, a conditional job offer must first be made.

What Types of Background Screenings Does Health Street Offer in Oakland?

Criminal Background Screening Packages

Our criminal background checks for Oakland always begin with a Social Security Number Trace. We offer the option to build your own package or select from one of our popular background check packages below.

Platinum Package – $175

The Platinum Package includes everything listed in the Triple Database package, plus Courthouse Repository (State and/or County level).

Ultimate Package – $250

The Ultimate Package includes everything listed in the Platinum Package, plus a 10 panel drug test.

Build Your Own

This package can be mixed and matched to meet your needs, including options from our criminal database checks, resume verifications, sanctions, and drug testing. The price will be determined by the combination of services selected.

Additional Background Screening Services

Our DOT screening services or resume verification can help you save valuable time and ensure that your candidates meet the requirements for the job.

Resume Verification

Beginning at $39, our resume verification services can be used to check a person’s work history, credentials or certifications, and references.

DOT Background Checks

The price of this option depends on which of the background check services is selected. We offer a variety of DOT screening services, including Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) checks and DOT Prior Employment Drug Test History.

Why Order a Background Screening in Oakland

What Is the Importance of Professional Background Screening?

In order to make informed hiring decisions, it’s important to see the full picture. Background checks can confirm the information that a candidate has provided you with, or they can reveal criminal activity that may not have been disclosed during the interviewing process. Ordering a background check in Oakland is a critical step to ensuring you maintain a safe workplace for your employees, as well as protect the team morale and reputation of the company.

Why Choose Health Street For Oakland Background Checks?

Unless you’re experienced in keeping updated with the background screening laws and regulations of your location, performing a background check by yourself can be risky. Health Street has expertise in this area, and can help you avoid revealing information about your candidate that is not legally permitted in the hiring process. We are committed to helping employers in Oakland protect their businesses and save time hiring the best candidates.

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Background Checks for Other Locations

Looking for a Different City?

Try taking a look at the California Background Check page.

Looking for a Different State?

If you’re looking for a background screening in a different state, you can find the state background checks pages here.

Citations

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“Oakland Ban the Box Policy.” BanTheBox.net, https://banthebox.net/resources/ban-the-box-laws/oakland-ban-the-box-policy/
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“Oakland, CA Crime Rates.” Neighborhood Scout, https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/oakland/crime
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“California Fair Chance Act: ‘Ban the Box.'” Spencer Young Law, https://www.spenceryounglaw.com/california-fair-chance-act-ban-the-box.html