Utah Background Checks
Health Street provides a full range of criminal background checks in Utah, allowing companies to accurately screen job applicants before hiring. We offer a wide variety of employment screening ranging from a simple criminal database search to comprehensive investigative research of a person’s criminal record, job history, credentials, and references. For quality, professional and timely background screenings, look to Health Street to provide your business with employment background checks in Utah.
Background Screening in Utah
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.
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.
Why Health Street For Utah Background Checks?
Performing background checks in the Beehive State involves knowing and following state rules and regulations which may stipulate what information can be taken into account when making hiring decisions. Requirements vary by state.
Performing background checks on your own is risky and can lead you into legal trouble. Hiring a background check company, known as a Credit Reporting Agency or CRA, is highly advisable. A credit reporting agency’s job is to stay abreast of Utah background check laws. Reputable CRA’s help you avoid pitfalls such as:
The risk of uncovering too much information in a background check is significant. Laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) mandate that certain protected information cannot be considered by employers when making hiring decisions. When hiring in Utah, it is crucial to use a CRA that understands the complexity of background check laws in Utah.
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 Utah 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:
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:
Be sure that the person you want to hire is really who they say they are by ordering resume verification services from Health Street.