What is the most common background check?
Pre-employment background checks are the most common. As an employer, you want to ensure a safe hire every time to protect your company’s reputation and workplace safety. Employees are often screened during the hiring process with a background check according to the company’s policy. Depending on the employer and the industry, background checks can vary greatly.
Why is the candidate's consent required to run a background check?
According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) § 604 – 15 U.S.C. § 1681b, employers are required to provide applicants with a separate written disclosure, which advises that a consumer report may be obtained for employment purposes. The document must consist solely of the disclosure as a stand-alone document. Additionally, the employer also must obtain the applicant’s written consent to order the background check.
What do they look for in a background check?
Background screenings can vary greatly depending on what is required of certain positions, industry standards, and state laws. DISA's products include:
- Criminal History Checks (Federal, State, and County)
- Civil Searches (Federal and County)
- SSN Validity Checks
- Employment Verifications
- Education Verifications
- I-9 and E-Verify
- State Driving Records
- Professional Licenses and Credentials
- Credit Reports
- Adverse Action Notices
- Personal Reference Verifications
- Government Sanctions Lists
- Sex Offender Searches
- DOT Testing History
- Criminal Investigative Services
Is CBD oil considered acceptable, and can it cause a drug test to have a positive result?
CBD oil can be made from both marijuana and hemp. Hemp based CBD oils, when used in low doses, are unlikely to result in a positive test because they often don’t contain high enough levels of THC for detection. If an employee is using hemp-derived CBD oil, most individuals would have to consume a relatively large amount of the product, to test non-negative. Note: Taking that much CBD oil could result in the user’s impairment.
Doses aren’t standardized across brands and some recommend higher doses than others. In addition, hemp-derived CBD oils aren’t FDA regulated and the advertised THC levels of products can be unreliable. As a result of varying dose recommendations and uncertain THC levels, taking CBD oil comes with a risk of a non-negative test result.