Louisiana Background Checks

As a leader in the background check industry, Health Street delivers a full range of options through our Louisiana background check packages. Our pre-employment background checks in Louisiana put you in full control of who you hire. Our comprehensive approach allows us to scan criminal databases, check courthouse records, and verify work and education histories. Partner with Health Street and know exactly who you hire with our background checks in Louisiana

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What Background Checks in Louisiana does Health Street offer?

Criminal Background Check Packages

Health Street offers various pre-built packages of employment background checks, or you can mix and match individual checks for an entirely customized solution. Our most popular criminal background check packages begin with a Social Security Number Trace and include checks of national criminal databases and/or courthouse record searches.

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National Crime Index
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Sex Offender Registry
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Do Not Fly list
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Everything in Triple Database (above), plus:
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Courthouse Repository (State and/or County level)
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Resume Verification services check an applicant’s job history, degrees earned, licnesure, and references. From $39.
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DOT Background Check services include MVR’s and other DOT compliance checks. From $39.

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Why Health Street For Louisiana Background Checks?

Health Street combines industry knowledge, a committment to accuracy, and a spirit of fairness when performing background checks in the Bayou State. 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 Louisiana are qualified and honest.

Health Street’s combination of high tech and high touch make background checks in Louisiana 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:

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Not uncovering a past criminal record.
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Revealing personal or excess information that cannot, by Louisiana employment law, be taken into account.

In either case, you could be held legally liable. It is critical that you stay in commpliance with local labor laws. Let Health Street’s experts conduct your background checks in Louisiana so you’ll know that your candidates have been fully and properly vetted before hire.

Background Checks that Safeguard Employers and Employees in Louisiana

When it comes to background checks for employment purposes, the little details matter. The state of Louisiana generally follows federal legislation like the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), with the exception of several state statutes that have changed recently.

Louisiana is a public sector ban-the-box state, which means that public (but not private) employers are not permitted to ask any questions about criminal records or do a background check until after the first interview. If no interview is required, the employer must extend a conditional offer to the applicant before a background check can be conducted.

In Louisiana, this rule applies only to unclassified employees, which is defined as any at-will employee working for the civil service or within the public sector. According to the State Civil Service Human Resources Handbook, “positions that are designated as unclassified by the state constitution are not subject to the hiring and compensation standards set by State Civil Service.”

In Louisiana, there are many government agencies that must background check new employees. These agencies include the Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Office of Vital Statistics, and anyone working as a health care provider or with children.

Another rule that’s particular to Louisiana is the fact that credit reporting agencies must retain a record of the recipient of any credit report furnished for employment purposes for two years. Anyone who is denied employment on the basis of incorrect information provided by the credit reporting agency is entitled to damages, including attorney fees and court costs.

Recent Statistics on Crime in the State of Louisiana

Despite its reputation as a laid-back state, Louisiana is much more diverse in income, lifestyle, and culture than what’s represented in its largest cities. Here are some statistics that reflect the reality of criminal activity in Louisiana.

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Most major violent crimes declined from 2017 into 2018, with the exception of rape which was up by 12.7%.
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In 2018, there were 530 murders and non-negligent manslaughters that occurred within Louisiana. That’s down slightly from 2017 which had 576 offenses.
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Violent crimes in Louisiana have hovered between 20,000 to 30,000 offenses within the last ten years. 2012 saw the least violent crimes committed at 22,868, while 2008 was the most violent year with 28,944 offenses reported.
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Property crime has been steadily dropping in Louisiana since 2008, with 2018 marking the lowest level in 10 years.

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 Louisiana 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:

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Louisiana drivers license check
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Contacting prior employers from before January 2020.
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Searching the FMCSA Clearinghouse on your behalf.

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 Louisiana background checks.

Resume fraud is unfortunately all too common in Louisiana. Our resume verification services provide a definitive check on everything listed on your applicant’s resume. This includes:

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education verification to confirm the degrees and certifications stated.
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employment history to check that they have held the jobs claimed
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professional license verification to confirm they have the certifications required.

Be sure that the person you want to hire is really who they say they are by ordering resume verification services from Health Street.

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Citations

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“Chapter 4: Classified and Unclassified Positions.” State Civil Service Human Resources Handbook, Revised 18 December 2014, State of Louisiana, https://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov/files/HRHandbook/Chapter4-COMPLETE.pdf
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“Internet Background Check: Frequently Asked Questions” Louisiana State Police, https://ibc.dps.louisiana.gov/faq.aspx
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“2011 Louisiana Laws, Revised Statutes, Title 9—Civil code-ancillaries.” LA Rev Stat § 9:3571.1. Justia, https://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2011/rs/title9/rs9-3571-1/
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“Memo to LDH-HSS Licensed Health Care Providers.” Louisiana Department of Health, 20 April 2017, https://ldh.la.gov/assets/HSS_Memos/NoticeCriminalBackgroundChecks.pdf
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“2018 Crime in Louisiana.” Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice, 1 May 2020, http://lcle.la.gov/programs/uploads/2018%20Crime%20in%20Louisiana(PDF).pdf