All employment background check services including instant employment driving records, employment criminal records background checks, employment drug screening and employment verifications are available in Michigan.
Our criminal records Smart Search Plus® has become the industry standard for a quality FCRA Compliant criminal records background check in Michigan. 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.
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Most employers demand fast turn around times and up to date information not normally available from many counties in Michigan.
Therefore, we recommend using the state criminal record database. (ICHAT).
The state criminal record database criminal offender record information is the most comprehensive way to search the state of Michigan when conducting a pre employment criminal records background check.The state of Michigan charges a fee of $10.00 to access the (ICHAT). criminal records database system.
This fee is added to the regular cost of your search and is paid to the State of Michigan. Turn around times are typically same day to next day
Internet Criminal History Access Tool
The Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) allows the search of public criminal history record information maintained by the Michigan State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. All felonies and serious misdemeanors that are punishable by over 93 days are required to be reported to the state repository by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and courts in all 83 Michigan counties.
Suppressed records and warrant information are not available through ICHAT.
Also not included are federal records, tribal records, traffic records, juvenile records, local misdemeanors, and criminal history from other states. A search for a record that may be in another state requires that you correspond with that state directly.
Arrest:Employers are prohibited from requesting, making or maintaining records regarding a misdemeanor arrest, detention,or disposition that did not result in a conviction.
Employers may inquire about felony charges including those that have not resulted in a conviction or dismissal. Mich. Comp.Laws §37.2205a.
Employers may inquire about convictions or pending felony charges. Mich. Civil Rts. Comm. Michigan Pre-Employment Inquiry Guidelines.
Use Of Social Media in Pre Employment Screening In Michigan:
Prohibits employers from asking for an employee’s or applicant’s personal Internet account information; does not prohibit an employer from conducting a work-related investigation into activity on an employee’s personal Internet account (2012).