Mississippi Background Checks
What Background Checks in Mississippi 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.
Why Health Street For Mississippi Background Checks?
Criminal background check in the Magnolia 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi.
Mississippi Background Check Laws
Employers in Mississippi are required to follow federal and state laws when it comes to background checks for the safety of your business and to protect the rights of employees.
Mississippi is not a “ban-the-box” state, meaning as an employer, you can ask about the applicant’s past criminal record on the job application.
As far as Mississippi is concerned, there are currently no state laws in place when it comes to background checks. Mississippi does, however, require you to follow all federal laws. As an employer, this means you are able to dig a little deeper into an applicant’s history when looking into credit history, criminal history, driving records, educational background, and employment history, as long as you remain under federal laws.
Federal laws are put in place to protect all employees and applicants from discrimination. It is illegal to make hiring, firing, and promoting decisions based on sex, age, race, color, disability, etc. These discrimination laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Federal law also makes you responsible for informing the applicant that you will be obtaining certain information (such as criminal background records) and getting written permission to do so. This is part of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which is regulated by the Fair Trade Commission (FTC).
Mississippi Statistics on Crime
Knowing the facts on crime in Mississippi can help you when making decisions on how to perform your background checks.
DOT Background Screening Services
Health Street can perform the often tedious work of DOT background checks for you. We will report our findings in a clear background check document stored in a secure online portal with your other driver file records. The report will include:
You will be able to review this driver background check in the same convenient place where you manage your Mississippi criminal background screening, DOT random pool, and driver files.
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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi gives you and your business the protection it deserves and the knowledge that you are hiring honest, qualified candidates.