Nebraska Background Checks

Nebraska background checks are a proven way of verifying information about the people you wish to hire. Health Street’s criminal background checks in Nebraska allows you to screen state and county courthouse records plus several national criminal databases. We can confirm if an applicant fabricated their resume, lied about their education, or provided false information. Failure to screen new hires with employment background checks in Nebraska could result in legal problems for your business if someone commits a crime at work. Ensure the safety of your business - start with Nebraska background checks from Health Street.

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What Background Checks in Nebraska 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.

Why Health Street For Nebraska Background Checks?

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

Health Street’s combination of high tech and high touch make background checks in Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska so you’ll know that your candidates have been fully and properly vetted before hire.

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Background Check Laws Specific to the State of Nebraska

Nebraska prohibits public employers from asking a job applicant about any criminal history or background in writing or orally until the employer has confirmed that the applicant meets minimum job qualifications. Nebraska passed a “ban the box” law in April 2014 that covered public employers, but not private businesses. Nebraska’s “ban the box” statute doesn’t apply to law enforcement agencies, or to any other public agency that has additional federal or state requirements for criminal history background checks.

Private employers in Nebraska must comply with the basic standards of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for pre-employment background checks. Background checks in Nebraska can legally include driving records, credit records, criminal records, court records, and information about bankruptcy or specific license status for specific positions requiring a license or certificate. Reports can’t include bankruptcies after 10 years, civil suits and civil judgments, or paid tax liens and collection accounts after seven years.

In Nebraska, criminal history reports are obtained through the Nebraska State Patrol. The State of Nebraska Judicial Branch allows court case searches, and driver records are maintained by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. None of Nebraska’s state government agencies offer information about employment history, credit reports, residence history or registration as a sex offender.

Statistics on Crime in the State of Nebraska

According to the Nebraska Crime Commision, Nebraska had the same rate of murder in 2018 and 2019, with 44 Nebraskans losing their lives to murder in both years. Other violent crime statistics in the Cornhusker state include:

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Rapes in Nebraska declined by 2.64% between 2018 and 2019.
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Nebraskans experienced 1,219 rapes in 2019.
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Nebraska’s aggravated assaults increased by 6.04% from 2018 to 2019.
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Nebraska recorded 3,619 aggravated assaults in 2019.
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Nebraska saw a sharp decline in arson, with 229 arson incidents in 2018, and 137 in 2019.
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There were 4,912 motor vehicles stolen in Nebraska in 2019, an increase of .92% over 2018.

Nebraska’s law enforcement agencies recorded 29,564 instances of larceny or theft in 2018 and 29,277 instances in 2019, a decline of nearly 1%. Burglaries went down between 2018 and 2019, however, with 5,202 recorded in 2018 and 4,635 in 2019, a decline of nearly 11%. Robberies increased by 7.76% between 2018 and 2019, but they are much less common in Nebraska than burglaries or larceny, with 792 incidents recorded in 2019.

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 Nebraska 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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Nebraska 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.

Credential Verification

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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska gives you and your business the protection it deserves and the knowledge that you are hiring honest, qualified candidates.

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Citations

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Avery, Beth. “Ban the Box: U.S. Cities, Counties, and States Adopt Fair Hiring Policies.” National Employment Law Project, 1 July 2019, https://www.nelp.org/publication/ban-the-box-fair-chance-hiring-state-and-local-guide/
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“Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know.” Federal Trade Commission, https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/plain-language/pdf-0142-background-checks-what-employers-need-know.pdf
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“Crime Index Offenses, Year-to-date.” Nebraska Crime Commission, https://https://ncc.nebraska.gov/arrest-and-offense-data
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“Employment Background Checks: A Jobseeker’s Guide.” Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, https://https://privacyrights.org/consumer-guides/employment-background-checks-jobseekers-guide
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“Nebraska Background Check.” State of Nebraska, https://https://www.nebraska.gov/clickBackground/
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“Nebraska Revised Statute 48-202.” Nebraska Legislature, https://https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=48-202
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“What You Should Know: The EEOC and Arrest and Conviction Records.” U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/what-you-should-know-eeoc-and-arrest-and-conviction-records