EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECKS
Employment Background Check Services In Oklahoma
All employment screening services including pre-employment drug screening and pre-employment criminal record background checks are available in Oklahoma.
National Employment Screening provides professional employee screening services to Oklahoma employers to help you protect your employees and clients from the costly effects of making a “Bad Hire.”
Use Of Social Media In Oklahoma Employment Screening:
Employers cannot require prospective or current employees to disclose their username, password or other login information to personal social media accounts, or require prospective or current employees to log in to personal social media accounts in the presence of the employer (2014)
Our criminal records Smart Search Plus® has become the industry standard for a quality 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.
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We provide employment screening services for employers in all Oklahoma cities including Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Choctaw, Norman, Edmond and others.
Employers may request criminal history records, including arrests, for prospective employees. However, certain non-serious offenses as enumerated by statute will be excluded.
Okla. Admin. Code §§ 375:9-1-1, 375:9-1-2.
Employers may not ask employees about, or request information concerning, sealed arrest records. Okla. Stat. tit.22 § 19.
Employers may not require an applicant to disclose any information contained in sealed arrest and criminal records.
The applicant need not provide any information about sealed records and may state that no such action has ever occurred. The employer may not deny the application because of the applicants refusal to disclose such information. 2
2 O.S. § 19
Conviction: Employers may request criminal history records for prospective employees. Okla. Admin. Code §§ 375:9-1-1
Oklahoma employment screening law: Giving Employment References in Oklahoma
Oklahoma has provided some legal protection for employers wishing to give employment references.
At the request of the employee or former employee, an employer may disclose information regarding the employee’s job performance to a prospective employer and retain immunity from civil liability as long as the employer does provide false information and the employer has no knowledge of its falsity or acted with malice or reckless disregard for the truth. (OK Stat. 40 §61)
Oklahoma employment screening law: Oklahoma Is an At Will state
Oklahoma recognizes the at will doctrine, meaning that either your employer or you may terminate your employment relationship at any time, as long as it is not illegal.
There are numerous illegal reasons for termination.
Typically such reasons fall into one of two large categories: illegal discrimination or illegal termination in violation of a public policy.
Generally, employees who work under an employment contract can only be terminated for reasons specified in the contract.
Oklahoma employment screening law: Oklahoma Reporting Restrictions (Enacted November 1, 2000)
24 O.S. § 147
Prior to requesting a consumer report for employment purposes, the requestor or user of the consumer report shall provide written notice to the person who is the subject of the consumer report that a consumer report will be used and the notice shall contain a box that the consumer may check to receive a copy of the consumer report.
If the consumer requests a copy of the report, the user of the consumer report shall request that a copy be provided to the consumer when the user of the consumer report requests its copy from the credit reporting agency.
The report sent to the consumer shall be provided at no charge to the consumer.
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.
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