Vermont Employment Screening Services

All employment background check services including pre-employment drug screening and pre-employment criminal record background checks are available in Vermont.

updated 04/2021

Employment Screening And Criminal Records Checks In Vermont

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed into law a bill –H-261– that will “Ban the Box” and remove questions about criminal records from initial job applications for both state and private employment in Vermont, according to a press release on the Governor’s website.

 The new Ban the Box law takes effect July 1, 2017.

No Vermont statues have been located that specifically restrict an employers ability to obtain and/or use arrest records.


No Vermont statutes have been located that specifically restrict an employer’s ability to obtain and/or use arrest or conviction record.

National Employment Screening provides professional pre employment screening services to Vermont 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 an FCRA compliant 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


Call anytime to get more information about our Vermont Employment screening services at 800.459.3034.

We serve Montpelier, Burlington, and all other Vermont cities.

Vermont employment screening law-Giving Employment References

Apparently, Vermont 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.

Vermont employment screening law-Employment screening At Will Law In Vt.

In Vermont, employees not working under an employment contract are deemed to be “at will.” Vermont is an at-will employment 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 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. Click Here for more information on FACIS®.

Rev 04/2020

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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Call Us now at 800-459-3034  and begin ordering instant driving records and background checks within minutes or:


A price list will be promptly e-mailed to you.

None of the information contained in this web site should be construed as legal advice. All forms, policies, information and procedures should be reviewed by your legal counsel before being used in any way.

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