EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECKS
Tennessee Employment Background check Screening Services
All employment screening services including pre-employment drug screening and pre-employment criminal record background checks are available in Tennessee.
National Employment Screening provides professional employment screening services to Tennessee employers to help you protect your 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 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
We serve Memphis, Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Johnson City and all other Tennessee cities.
Use Of Social Media In Tennessee Pre-Employment Screening:
Employers cannot require or request prospective or current employees to disclose 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 (2015).
Tennessee Employment screening Law: Giving Employment References
Apparently, Tennessee employment screening law does not provide specific protection to employers as it relates to supplying references concerning past employment.
It would seem that previous employers may provide any non-confidential information about a previous employee, so long as it’s true and isn’t provided to maliciously harm the employee.
An employer who provides false information that disparages the employee may be liable for defamation.
Lacking specific protection by state law, In order to avoid potential liability, many employers often refuse to comment on a past employee’s job performance and confirm only minimal information such as dates of hire and separation, plus wage or salary information.
This practice, however, leaves Tennessee employers between the proverbial “Rock and a Hard Place” as they may find themselves the target of a lawsuit from a subsequent employer for failing to disclose a potentially dangerous employee.
Tennessee employment screening law: At Will Statutes
As In the majority of states, Tennessee employees not working under an employment contract are deemed to be “at will.” At-will employees may be terminated for any reason, so long as it’s 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.
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.
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.
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