Missouri Background Checks
What Background Checks in Missouri 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 Missouri Background Checks?
Health Street combines industry knowledge, a committment to accuracy, and a spirit of fairness when performing background checks in the Show Me 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 Missouri are qualified and honest.
Health Street’s combination of high tech and high touch make background checks in Missouri 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:
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 Missouri so you’ll know that your candidates have been fully and properly vetted before hire.
Missouri’s Ban the Box Laws
In 2016, Missouri became the 22nd state to enact “ban the box” laws that prohibit asking about criminal history on job application forms. These laws were created to give ex-offenders a fair chance to obtain employment. On a state level, this law only applies to public-sector employees in the Executive Branch. However, several major cities in Missouri have enacted their own versions of the law.
In Columbia, all employers within the city limits may not ask questions about an applicant’s criminal history until after making a conditional offer for employment. In Kansas City, all employers with six or more employees are prohibited from inquiring about criminal history until after the initial interview.
St. Louis is the latest city to pass an ordinance, effective January 1, 2021. It applies to private employers within city limits who have 10 or more employees. The law prohibits these employers from asking about criminal records until after the applicant has been interviewed and it’s determined that he or she is otherwise qualified for the position. The inquiry must be made of all applicants in the final selection pool, and an adverse hiring decision may not be based solely on the fact that the individual has a criminal record.
Employers in St. Lewis may not publish job advertisements that state that applicants will be excluded based on criminal history. They’re also prohibited from trying to obtain publicly available information about an applicant’s criminal history during the interview process, whether through a simple internet search or through a third-party background check. Repeated violations by employers can lead to revocation of their business license.
Use of Criminal History Information in Missouri
There are no laws in the state of Missouri restricting how an employer may use the criminal history information they obtain. Private-sector employers who are not located in cities with “ban the box” laws are free to request criminal history information at any time and require job applicants to submit to background checks.
However, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights has issued guidance urging employers to only consider convictions that relate to the position the individual is applying for. It’s also important to note that employers are required to follow all of the rules and guidelines outlined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This includes providing proper disclosures, obtaining written permission from applicants before running a background check, and avoiding discrimination when deciding how to use an applicant’s criminal history record.
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 Missouri criminal background screening, DOT random pool, and driver files.
Resume Verification Services
Education verification and reference checks are also critical to the pre-employment background checks in Missouri. Employers should also verify an applicant’s resume, confirming their:
Calling all of the schools and employers on a person’s resume to confirm if your applicant is telling the truth could take hours. Fortunately, Health Street can easily handle your Missouri resume and employment verifications quickly and effectively. We will flag any discrepancies and report them back to you.