Oklahoma Background Checks
What Oklahoma Background Checks can I order through Health Street?
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Why Health Street For Oklahoma Background Checks?
Health Street combines industry knowledge, a committment to accuracy, and a spirit of fairness when performing background checks in the Sooner 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 Oklahoma are qualified and honest.
Health Street’s combination of high tech and high touch make background checks in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma so you’ll know that your candidates have been fully and properly vetted before hire.
Learn About Employer Background Checks in Oklahoma
In the state of Oklahoma, there are many different levels of legislation that govern the use of background checks for employment purposes. Employers who want to conduct a proper background check on an applicant must first inform them in writing. The applicant must then consent to the background check in writing. According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act(FCRA), the company must make a “clear and conspicuous disclosure” of their intention to do a background check on the applicant. If the request is not clear and conspicuous, or if the company does not wait for written authorization before conducting the background check, the applicant may be entitled to damages.
While Oklahoma has enacted some ban-the-box legislation by state executive order, it only applies to state agencies. That means that if you work for a state agency, you may not ask applicants about their criminal history in the initial application process, and must wait until a conditional offer of employment is extended before conducting the standard background check. The new employee may not start work until that background check is complete.
If any compromising information shows up on the background check, the applicant must be given the ability to refute the information and explain the circumstances.
Statistics on Crime in the State of Oklahoma
Oklahoma is unusual in that more rural and suburban areas tend to have higher rates of crime than larger cities. Regardless of where your company is located, it’s important to conduct a thorough background check on potential employees. Some organizations, like Oklahoma City University, have policies that mandate a background check even when a former employee returns to the company after an absence of one year or longer.
Here are some relevant crime statistics for the state of Oklahoma.
DOT Background Screening Services
If your business hires truck drivers, DOT regulations require that you reach out to prior employers as well as check the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for violations. You also need to run a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) to ensure that your drivers have a clean, safe driving record.
Health Street takes this work off of your hands and stores your Oklahoma background checks securely in the same convenient online portal where you can manage your DOT drug testing and random pool. We contact prior employers, check the Clearinghouse on your behalf, and report it all back to you in a comprehensive background check report, that includes:
Resume Verification Services
Education verification and reference checks are also critical to the pre-employment background checks in Oklahoma. 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 Oklahoma resume and employment verifications quickly and effectively. We will flag any discrepancies and report them back to you.