Employment Screening Background Check Services In West Virginia

All employment screening services  including pre-employment drug screening and pre-employment criminal record background checks   are available in West Virginia

 National Employment Screening provides professional pre employment screening services to West Virginia 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. All of our reports are FCRA compliant.

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


According to West-Virginia’s Pre-Employment Inquiry Guide, pre-employment inquiries into general arrest records are prohibited. W. Va.
Pre-Employment Inquiries Technical Assistance Guide (adapted from EEOC guidance materials).


Employers are prohibited from obtaining arrest or conviction records unless the employer first obtains the applicant’s consent.

W. Va. Code § 15-2-24(d). Pre-Employment inquiries into prior convictions are permissible if reasonably related to job qualifications. Consideration should be given to the nature and recentness of the conviction and rehabilitation of the offender.

This inquiry “should” be accompanied by a disclaimer that states that a conviction record will not necessarily be a bar to employment. W. Va. Pre-Employment Inquiries Technical

Assistance Guide (adapted from EEOC guidance materials.

Call anytime to get more information about our West Virginia Employment screening and employee background check services at 800.459.3034.

We serve Charleston, Morganton, Huntington, Martinsburg and all other West Virginia cities.

West Virginia employment screening law: Giving Employment References

West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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.

West Va. Employment Screening Law: At Will Employment law

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®

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 really makes the background check process fast and easy.

Please   Click   or call for more information.

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


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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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