EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECKS
Fast North Carolina Employment Screening Background Checks
All employment screening services including pre-employment drug screening and pre-employment criminal record background checks are available in North Carolina.
National Employment Screening provides professional pre employment screening services to North Carolina employers to help you protect your business, employees and clients from the costly effects of making a “Bad Hire.”
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 employment screening services, please Click Here
No North Carolina statutes have been located that restrict an employers ability to obtain and/or use arrest records.
The subject of an expunged record may legally refrain from responding to any inquiry regarding expunged entries related to arrest or trial.
No North Carolina statutes have been located that restrict an employers ability to obtain and/or use conviction records.
We provide employment screening services for employers in all North Carolina cities including Charlotte, Greensboro, Ashville, Hickory, Morganton, Raleigh, Durham, Asheboro, Winston Salem and all other North Carolina Cities.
North Carolina employment screening law: Giving Employment References in North Carolina
Employment law in North Carolina provides that employers disclosing job performance information to a prospective employer is immune from civil liability for the disclosure or resulting consequences.
The immunity granted does not apply if the the evidence establishes that the information disclosed was untrue and the employer knew or reasonably should have known the information was untrue.
Job performance information covered by this statute includes the employee’s suitability for reemployment including related skills, abilities, and traits and the reason for the employee’s separation. (N.C. Stat. §1-539.12)
North Carolina employment screening law: North Carolina At Will Law doctrine
In North Carolina, all employees are presumed to be “at will.”At-will employees may be terminated for any reason, so long as it is not illegal.
Generally, employees who work under an employment contract can only be terminated for reasons specified in the contract.However, in North Carolina, the mere fact that an employment contract is in writing is not sufficient to overcome the presumption that the employment is at-will.
To overcome this presumption, an employment contract must directly limit, in a meaningful and special way, the employer’s right to terminate the employee without cause. In other words, the employer has to unequivocally indicate that it will not terminate the employee except under specific circumstances.
Please note that Federal 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®.