All employment screening services including pre-employment drug screening and pre-employment criminal record background checks are available in Utah.
National Employment Screening provides professional pre employment screening services to employers in Utah 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.
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Utah Law generally prohibits employers from requesting information related to personal Internet accounts, including usernames and passwords; allows employers to investigate specific information on the employee’s personal Internet account to ensure compliance with certain laws (2013)
Arrest: Employers may not ask about arrest records and are advised to limit conviction inquiries to those that are job-related. Utah Admin. R. 606-2-2(U) and (V). A person whose arrest record has been expunged may respond to any inquiry as though the arrest did not occur, unless otherwise provided by law. UT Code §77-18-10
No Utah statutes have been located that restrict an employers ability to obtain and/or use conviction records.
However, the Utah Pre-Employment Inquiry Guide issued by the Labor Commission Anti-discrimination Division provides that only inquiries into prior felony convictions are proper, and those inquiries are only advisable if they are job related. Utah Admin. Code § 606-2-2(V)(1)(2).
Call anytime to get more information about our Utah Employment screening services at 800.459.3034.
We serve Bountiful, Draper, Layton, Logan, Murray, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo Sandy, St. George, Tooele, West Jordan, West Valley and other Utah cities.
Employment screening law: Giving employment references in Utah
An Employer in Utah can act in good faith by providing information regarding the performance, professional conduct or evaluation of a current or former employee at the request of a prospective employer and may not be held civilly liable for such disclosure if the employer is presumed to act in good faith by not revealing any information that is false, or with reckless disregard, or with intent to mislead.
Employment screening law: Utah At Will Employment screening Law:
Utah is an employment at-will state where 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 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 Herefor more information on FACIS®.