Now more than ever, American businesses need to protect what they’ve worked so hard to build. A negligent hiring lawsuit, embezzlement, litigious employees and workplace violence can destroy a company’s stability, safety, morale and most importantly…its profits. You can’t afford to not know what’s happening within your own company.
It is our goal to protect you from the dangers of hiring unsuitable applicants and to simplify what can be a daunting task for most companies. We are background experts. We know what you need and how to get it to you, while focusing on your bottom line: saving money and company safety.
We design programs individually tailored to your budget, classification of each applicant, your screening needs and state and federal compliance regulations. This allows you to control costs while maintaining sufficient screening standards.
We streamline your ordering and results, while providing you with comprehensive reports. Here is an overview of some of the searches we conduct:
This is the first step in identifying false information provided on a job application. From these searches we verify that the social security number was actually assigned to the Subject, the state of issuance, as well as other names the Subject has used and a complete address history.
As a participating E-Verify company, we will electronically compare employee information taken from the Form I-9 (the paper-based employee eligibility verification form used for all new hires) against more than 425 million records in SSA’s database and more than 60 million records in DHS immigration databases. Through this process we are able to instantly verify your applicant’s right to work in the US.
Once we have established the counties that a Subject has resided in, we can then conduct a seven-year criminal history search using their name, date of birth and social security number. We search for all felonies and misdemeanors in each county of residence. Results include case number, violation date, filing date, charges, plea and disposition. This search also produces any active warrants that an applicant may have. We suggest that criminal searches be done in all names that are discovered for an applicant. Mary Jones-Smith may not have a record under Mary Smith, but under her maiden name possess one or more criminal convictions.
Civil searches can include such information as workplace harassments, negligence, breach of contract, evictions, restraining orders, personal injury lawsuits, divorces, etc., and combined with criminal searches, are a valuable way to ascertain the character of an individual. Results include case number, filing date, type and location of case, all plaintiffs and defendants and judgments (if any) or pending court dates.
The Nationwide Criminal Database Search is a comprehensive database search that provides criminal information from 40 states and 49 state sex-offender registry. This search may provide criminal records for counties other than those produced from a Social Security Trace and offers you same day access to the largest criminal database available with millions of offense records. It is a valuable information resource that may discover convictions in counties not identified in a Social Security Trace or Credit History Report if the subject never lived in the county. Records from states are indexed from state correctional institutions, sexual offender and violent offender lists, the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) and some state and county court records.
The jurisdictions included in this search are as follows:
- Alaska Courts
- Arkansas Courts
- Arizona Courts
- Arizona Corrections
- California Court Index
- Connecticut Courts
- Connecticut Corrections
- Connecticut Traffic Court
- District of Columbia Corrections
- Florida Courts
- Florida Broward County
- Florida Corrections
- Florida Palm Beach County
- Florida Pinellas County
- Florida Suwannee County
- Foreign Nationals
- Georgia Corrections
- Iowa Corrections
- Idaho Corrections
- Illinois Corrections
- Indiana Corrections
- Kansas Corrections
- Kentucky Corrections
- Maine Corrections
- Michigan Corrections
- Minnesota Courts
- Minnesota Corrections
- Missouri Corrections
- Mississippi Corrections
- Montana Corrections
- North Carolina Corrections
- Nebraska Corrections
- New Jersey Courts
- New Jersey Archived Corrections
- New Jersey Corrections
- Nevada Corrections
- New York Corrections
- Ohio Corrections
- Oklahoma Corrections
- Oregon Corrections
- Rhode Island Courts
- South Carolina Corrections
- Tennessee Courts
- Tennessee Corrections
- Tennessee Supplemental Courts
- Texas Courts
- Utah Courts
- Utah Corrections
- Virginia Courts
- Virginia Fairfax County Circuit Court
- Virginia Traffic
- Washington CLJ Courts
- Washington Corrections
- Washington SUP Courts
- Wisconsin Courts
- Wisconsin Corrections
- Sex Offenders Multi-State:
- Includes all states but NV
A county criminal search is generally the most accurate way to determine felony and misdemeanor history in the counties where the subject has resided, in addition to active warrant information. Statewide searches, available in 45 states, can provide additional case information not available at the county level and provides more comprehensive results when added to county level searches. Specific statewide pricing and coverage is available upon request.
Federal Courts (U.S. District Courts) have jurisdiction over cases where the parties are from different states and are disputing $75,000 or more, as well as offenses that cover more than one state, such as drug smuggling, customs violations, interstate firearms violations, etc. It is conceivable that a person that is not a career criminal could have no record in a county or state court, but have a record in a U.S. District Court. This should be considered when ordering criminal and civil checks. Turnaround time is 4 hours.
Per Megan’s Law, sexual offenders must register when they move. There are currently more than 664,731 registered sex offenders nationwide. Sexual offender registry searches are statewide searches of registered sex offender databases. This search is recommended when applicants are working with children or other people at risk. A signed release is required for certain states.
This search reports on foreign nationals (individuals and entities) that the U.S. government currently has sanctions against; whose property may be blocked; who is restricted from exporting by the U.S. Department of Commerce; and whom no U.S. person may have dealings with. Individuals on the list include known terrorists and international narcotics traffickers. This search contains information from the following sources:
- Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
- Bank of England Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions
- Bureau of Industry and Security
- OSFI Terrorism Financing
- DTC Debarred parties
- European Union Consolidated List
- FBI Hijack Suspects
- FBI Most Wanted
- FBI Most Wanted Terrorists
- FBI Seeking Information
- FBI Top Ten Most Wanted
- Interpol Most Wanted
- United Nations Consolidated List
- Terrorist Exclusion List
- Unauthorized Banks
- Non-cooperative Countries and Territories
- OFAC Sanctions Programs and Countries
- OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals & Blocked Persons
- Politically Exposed Persons
- Primary Money Laundering Concern (PMLC)
- World Bank Debarred Parties
Driver’s histories can provide several useful pieces of information. It first can provide a description of the person, in the case of someone using improper identification. It can also provide information on criminal matters outside of the applicant’s county of residence(s) such as DUI’s. It will also provide information on failures to appear, which reflects on an applicant’s attentiveness to personal business.
ADA guidelines state that once you issue a conditional job offer, you can then review the workers’ compensation records to verify the information you received from the applicant. The job offer can be rescinded for the following reasons: when a medical professional determines that the applicant is a threat to him or herself or others, the applicant is unable to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodations, and/or when the employer discovers the applicant knowingly provided false answers to a lawful post offer inquiry. Due to state restrictions, this search is not available in all states.
A search for bankruptcies, liens and judgments can help determine the potential stability of an applicant. Someone that mismanages his or her personal finances could possibly mismanage your company’s finances, time and resources.
This search can produce records of defaults, tax liens and judgments at the county, state and federal level.
Approximately one-third of all applicants falsify information on their employment applications. Our specialists will verify dates of employment, position, salary, duties performed and eligibility for rehire and return results to you generally within 24 hours. Please note that non-responsive employers can delay these results.
We are accustomed to obtaining in-depth information for our clients. Our reference verifications interviews are thorough and can provide insight into an applicant’s work ethic, behavior, compatibility with co-workers/management and other information to ensure that you’re hiring the best and most qualified person for your company.
Verification of education/license information is important to some employers who require a specific level of education/degree or license. Some employers also use this as a tool to assess the honesty/dishonesty of an applicant. Results typically include dates of attendance, degree obtained, major or program and GPA.
We verify professional licenses for a variety of industries. Our results verify the license, date and state of issuance, any violations and/or restrictions, failure to renew a license and revocations.
Through our alliance with LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics, we are able to offer our clients a nationwide network of over 10,000 laboratory collection sites (including Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) for our clients’ convenience. We offer 5, 10, 11 and 12-Panel Urine Screens, DOT Compliance, Hair Testing and Breath Alcohol Testing.
We also offer free Medical Review Officer (MRO) services for all positive test results. A certified MRO will discuss the results with the applicants and inquire about any possible medications that might lead to a false positive result.
Whether at your facility or one of our nationwide fingerprint centers, we LiveScan your subjects and send the prints to the Department of Justice in seconds. Clear results are typically returned within 72 hours. Subjects with criminal records can take up to 30 days to receive results.
Please contact us for more information.