Nevada Background Checks

Health Street makes background checks in Nevada easy with a complete array of comprehensive, precise and detailed employment background screenings. Our Nevada background checks start with simple, fast criminal database checks and can be extended for a full view of a person’s history by looking at local and national records, educational records, past jobs,, and more. Nevada background checks ensure you and your workforce are protected from an employee who lies on his or her job application or worse.

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What Background Checks in Nevada 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 Nevada Background Checks?

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

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

Background Check Laws Specific to the State of Nevada

In 2019, one lawsuit changed the way that many employers in Nevada use background checks for employment purposes. The case against Dollar General was brought forward by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), who were able to prove that background checks had played a role in broad discrimination against African American applicants going back 15 years.

As a result of their imprecise use of background checks, Dollar General was forced to pay a $6 million settlement into a fund which will be split between the African American applicants who lost out on employment at the chain retailer between 2004-2019.

If used correctly, background checks should protect employers from liability. In Nevada, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act(FCRA) requires employers to get the applicant’s written consent before a background check can be conducted.

Specific state laws have been enacted in the last several years, including ban-the-box legislation that came into effect in 2018. The ban-the-box laws, which prevent employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal record before the initial interview, only apply to public employees in Nevada, with some exceptions including firefighters and peace officers.

The Nevada legislature also prevented employers from relying on records for non-convictions that are older than seven years old. However, this prohibition doesn’t apply to convictions, which means that any past conviction is visible on a criminal record check in Nevada, as long as it has not been sealed, which can happen in as little as a year post-case closure for some misdemeanors.

Relevant Statistics on Crime in the State of Nevada

In 2017, Nevada’s Department of Public Safety reported that one violent crime is committed every 31 minutes and 36 seconds. That’s why it’s important to remain vigilant when hiring, to avoid a potentially disastrous bad hire that puts your company and staff at risk.

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In 2017, the overall crime rate was 31.60 per 1,000 citizens. That’s comparable to 2016 when it was 32.54 per 1,000.
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Violent crimes, which include murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, decreased by 16.03% from 2016 to 2017.
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In the same time frame, property crime increased by 2.97%, with 78,125 offenses occurring in 2017.
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In 2017, there were 276 murders committed in Nevada, which includes the 58 victims of the tragic Route 91 Festival shooting in Las Vegas.
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Robberies in Nevada decreased 23.63% from 2016 to 2017, with a total of 4,844 incidents.

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 Nevada 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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Nevada 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 Nevada 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 Nevada 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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Conducting Criminal Background Checks in Nevada.” Nevada Association of Employers, 29 November 2019, https://www.nevadaemployers.org/conducting-criminal-background-checks-in-nevada/
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Long, Sophia G. “Ban the Box.” State Bar of Nevada, https://www.nvbar.org/wp-content/uploads/BAN-THE-BOX-2019-PRESENTATION1.pdf
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“Fair Credit Reporting Act.” 15 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1681x. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/statutes/fair-credit-reporting-act
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“NRS-598C, Section 150.” Nevada Legislature, https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-598C.html#NRS598CSec150
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“How to Seal Criminal Records in Las Vegas, Nevada (NRS 179.245).” Las Vegas Defense Group, 1 July 2020, https://www.shouselaw.com/nv/defense/post-conviction/sealing-records/
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Uniform Crime Reporting: 2017 Report. Nevada Department of Public Safety – Records, Communications and Compliance Division, https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/About/UCR/Crime%20in%20Nevada%202017%20(FINAL).pdf