Utah Background Checks

As a leader in the background check industry, Health Street delivers a full range of options through our Utah background check packages. Our pre-employment background checks in Utah put you in full control of who you hire. Our comprehensive approach allows us to scan criminal databases, check courthouse records, and verify work and education histories. Partner with Health Street and know exactly who you hire with our background checks in Utah

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What Background Checks in Utah 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.

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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 to check a person’s job history, degrees, and references starting at $39
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DOT Background Check and driver screening services to ensure DOT compliance starting at $39

Why Health Street For Utah Background Checks?

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

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

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Criminal History Records

The state of Utah is different from many other states when it comes to checking an applicant’s criminal history. Although it is possible for employers to gain access to this information, they must take some extra steps.

Private business owners are allowed to run FBI background checks on job applicants. However, they may not request state or county criminal records.

Under the “Volunteers for Children Act,” entities that provide for the “care, custody, or control” of children, the care of vulnerable adults, fiduciary trusts, and national security interests may request fingerprint-based national criminal history record checks for their employees and volunteers.

If an employer who does not fall under this exemption wants to review an applicant’s criminal history, they must ask the applicants to obtain their own criminal record reports and provide them to the employer. Alternatively, the candidate can sign a release form that allows the report to be sent to a third party (the employer). It’s common for employers to include this release form as part of their job applications.

Ban the Box

As of 2017, Utah is also one of the 35 states that have adopted “ban the box” laws. The prohibits employers from asking about a job applicant’s criminal history on the application or any time before the initial interview. If there is no initial interview, then the question may not be raised until after a conditional offer for employment has been made.

Utah Crime Statistics

Employers in Utah have an obligation to keep their customers and their employees safe. Therefore, it is important to thoroughly screen job candidates and attempt to weed out any that may create problems in the workplace.

Following are some relevant crime statistics from the Utah Department of Safety Bureau of Criminal Identification’s Crime in Utah 2018 report.

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There were 80,622 crimes committed in Utah in 2018, which is an 11.97% decrease from 2017.
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The total value of property reported stolen in 2018 was $123,519,149; approximately 30.94% of this property was recovered.
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Total property crime (burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny) decreased by 12.99% from 2017 to 2018.
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The number of violent crimes (homicides, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assault) increased by 0.36% from 2017 to 2018.
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There were 4,291 aggravated assaults in Utah in 2018; this is a 5.33% increase over the 2017 total.
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In Utah, one larceny occurs every 9.24 minutes, one burglary every 54.72 minutes, and one aggravated assault every 2.04 hours.

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:

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Utah MVR
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Drug and alcohol violations from prior employers from before the Clearinghouse was initiated
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FMCSA Clearinghouse details

You will be able to review this driver background check in the same convenient place where you manage your Utah criminal background screening, DOT random pool, and driver files.

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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 Utah background checks.

Resume fraud is unfortunately all too common in Utah. Our resume verification services provide a definitive check on everything listed on your applicant’s resume. This includes:

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education verification to confirm the degrees and certifications stated.
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employment history to check that they have held the jobs claimed
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professional license verification to confirm they have the certifications required.

Be sure that the person you want to hire is really who they say they are by ordering resume verification services from Health Street.

Citations

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“Employment/Volunteer Background Checks.” Utah Department of Public Safety, Criminal Identification, https://bci.utah.gov/obtaining-utah-criminal-history-records-of-your-employees/
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“Ban the Box States 2020.” World Population Review, https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/ban-the-box-states
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“Crime in Utah, 2018.” Utah Department of Public Safety, 23 September 2019, https://bci.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/09/CIU-2018-1.pdf