Illinois Employment Screening  Background Check Services

All employment background check services including pre-employment drug screening and employment criminal record background checks are available in Illinois.

Use Of Social Media In Pre-Employment Screening:

Illinois bars employers from demanding employees or applicants reveal their usernames or passwords linked to social networking sites; also prohibits employers from forcing employees to display their social networking profiles for review (2012).

Our criminal records    
Smart Search Plus®    has become the industry standard for a quality    FCRA   compliant criminal records background check.

It includes an unlimited check of the Federal criminal records repositories in the states where the applicant has lived for the past 7 years.

It also includes a check of any needed state and county criminal records checks as well as a social security number address history trace, a multi-state criminal records database search and a check of of the sex offender registry in all 50 states.

It is the criminal records background check now chosen by most of our clients.
For a   brief overview of all of our FCRA compliant employment screening services, please   Click Here

Employers may not make adverse employment decisions based upon arrest records, sealed/expunged criminal histories, or arrests for which an individual has pleaded guilty to a crime, received supervision, complied with the supervision requirements, and received a judgment dismissing the charges.

775 ILCS 5/2-103, 20 ILCS 2630


Employers may use conviction information to evaluate prospective employees. 775 ILCS 5/2-103, 20 ILCS

2630/3. However, when obtaining conviction information,employers must obtain a signed release from the subject, keep a copy of the release on file for two years, and provide the subject

with a copy of the report. Employers are not liable for actions reasonably taken in good faith reliance on the report. 20 ILCS

2635/7; 20 Ill. Adm. Code 1215.30. The Guidelines on Discrimination in Employment adopted by the Illinois  Department of Human Rights state that an employer cannot reject an applicant because of a conviction record unless

“the nature of the individual’s convictions, considered together with the surrounding circumstances and the individual’s subsequent behavior, reveals the individual as objectively unfit for the job in question

.” An example of a permitted inquiry regarding conviction records is as follows: “Have you been convicted of a crime in the past 7 years (excluding sealed or expunged convictions)?” 20 ILCS 263

We provide employment screening and employment background check services for employers in all Illinois cities including Cook County (Chicago), Galesburg, Lincoln, Springfield, Kankakee, Champaign, Elgin and other Illinois cites.

We provide employment screening services for hospitals, nursing homes, franchised auto dealers, staffing companies, etc.

National Employment Screening provides professional employment screening services to Illinois employers to help you protect your employees and clients from the costly effects of hiring undesirable employees.

Call anytime to get more information about our Illinois Employment screening and employment background check services at 800.459.3034.

Illinois employment screening law: Giving Employment References in Illinois.

Illinois addresses this issue with laws concerning giving employment references.

Illinois employment screening law states that an Employer is immune from civil liability for providing work related information regarding former employee if requested by former employee or potential employee and was made in good faith without being knowingly false or misleading, nor violating employee civil rights. ILL State. (§46/10)

Illinois employment screening law: At Will employment law doctrine in Illinois.

In Illinois, employees are presumed to be “at will.” At-will employees may be terminated for any reason, so long as it’s not illegal.

Generally, employees who work under an employment contract can only be terminated for reasons specified in the contract.

In Illinois, an employment relationship is at-will unless there is a defined duration for the employment contract or if the contract permits termination by the employer only under specified circumstances.

Illinois employment screening law:

Arrest Records: Employers may not inquire into or use the fact of an arrest as a basis for refusing to hire.

Employers cannot ask if an applicant has been arrested.

Employers cannot use criminal history information which has been expunged, sealed, or impounded as a basis for denying employment or promotion.

Criminal convictions: Employers may inquire into & use the fact of a conviction as a basis for refusing to hire. However, under the Criminal Identification Act, employers may not inquire into or use the fact of a criminal history record that has been expunged, sealed, or impounded.

Disclosure: employers must include on applications language stating that applicants aren’t obligated to disclose expunged or sealed records of arrests or convictions.

Illinois Methamphetamine Manufacturer Database

16 July 2007. In compliance with state law, Illinois makes available this database on persons convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine.
This information provided includes the offender’s name, date of birth, offense or offenses, the conviction date and county of each offense. You may search by last name, county or conviction date.

Reference: Illinois Complied Statute Annotated, Chapter 775, Section 5/2-103

Please note that Federal employment screening law mandates background checks for employees who are engaged in particular industries.

The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services maintains a list of individuals who are excluded from participation in any of its federally-funded healthcare programs.

Exclusions are due to convictions for program-related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on health education assistance loans.

Therefore, employers in affected industries should check the OIG Exclusion list before hiring employees who might work in such programs.

The FACIS® program is also very important when screening medical personnel. Click Here for more information on FACIS®.

We provide employment screening and employment background check services for employers in all Illinois cities including Cook County (Chicago), Galesburg, Lincoln, Springfield, Kankakee, Champaign, Elgin and other Illinois cites.

We provide employment screening services for hospitals, nursing homes, franchised auto dealers, staffing companies, etc.

Updated 05/2020

Our Automated Employment Screening provides an applicant controlled process that allows
FCRA compliant background check forms, including Electronic Chain-Of-custody  forms
and  releases to be completed online by the applicant.

We provide several short   videos    to  easily acquaint you with the system.

This makes the background check process fast and easy.

Please   Click   or call for more information.

Call Us now at    800-459-3034  and begin ordering instant driving records and background checks within minutes or:


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None of the information contained in this web site should be construed as legal advice.
All forms, policies, information and procedures should be reviewed by your legal counsel before being used in any way.

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