South Dakota Background Checks
What Background Checks in South Dakota 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 South Dakota Background Checks?
Criminal background check in the Coyote 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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota.
South Dakota’s Background Check Laws
The laws regarding an employer’s right to conduct background checks on an employee are very lenient in South Dakota. While some states have “ban the box” laws that prohibit an employer from asking about criminal history before an initial interview, this law does not exist in South Dakota. Employers can ask about arrests or convictions at any time and can use this information to make employment decisions. There are also no state laws regulating an employer’s use of credit checks.
However, it’s important to note that employees and job applicants are protected under federal anti-discrimination laws, which are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In addition, the South Dakota State Human Rights Division warns against making employment decisions based on an applicant’s conviction, arrest, or court record if it’s not “substantially related to the functions of the job.” For this reason, employers should be careful about the decisions they make using this information.
Crime in South Dakota
According to the most recent report issued by the state’s Office of Attorney General, titled “Crime in South Dakota 2018,” there were a total of 75,955 criminal offenses and 45,142 arrests in the state from January to December 2018. “Group A” offenses are serious crimes against “person, property, or society.” These offenses decreased by 3.19% from 2017 to 2018. “Group B” offenses are considered less serious. This category of crime increased by 2.94% from 2017 to 2018.
In addition, the following statistics were reported:
Major Industries in South Dakota
South Dakota is the fourth-smallest state by gross domestic product (GDP), putting out about $52 billion dollars a year. The major industries supporting the state are:
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 South Dakota criminal background screening, DOT random pool, and driver files.
Resume Review and Verification Checks
When evaluating a job applicant, the first thing a hiring manager tends to look at is their resume. But what if the schools attended, degrees earned, job titles held, and other credentials were embellished, exaggerated, or outright fabricated? Before making that hire, you can rest easy knowing that Health Street can add resume verification to our South Dakota background checks.
Resume fraud is unfortunately all too common in South Dakota. Our resume verification services provide a definitive check on everything listed on your applicant’s resume. This includes:
Be sure that the person you want to hire is really who they say they are by ordering resume verification services from Health Street.