What Information Does a Background Check Include?
A background check may include the following: confirmation that the Social Security number you provided matches your name, confirmation of your most recent home addresses, a multi-state criminal history check, a credit check and a driving record check. Usually companies hiring senior caregivers only conduct a social security name match and a multi-state criminal background check. Credit checks and driving record checks are only conducted if the employee will be handling money and driving.
How many years back will a Background Check go?
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) which governs background checks nationally only allows for a review of the past 7 years. However, individual states may pass laws which require more disclosures. Many states do have different background check requirements when employees will be working with children or seniors. This is why you need to review your individual state law to know what will be included in your background check.
Learn more about the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Can I purchase my own Background Check?
Yes, Caregiverlist offers you the ability to purchase your own background check from the leading provider in the industry.
Purchase Your Own Background Check for $8 or $18
Minnesota State Law
Abide by the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U. S. C. § 1661 et seq. and the following state ruling:
Minnesota Statutes 2003 13.02 subdivision 2 – Form; copy
The disclosure required under subdivision 1 must be in writing and must be provided to the consumer before the consumer report is obtained or caused to be prepared. If a written application is provided for employment purposes by an employer or prospective employer, the disclosure must be included in or accompany the application. The disclosure must include a box that the person may check off and return to receive a copy of the consumer report. If the consumer requests a copy of the report, the person requesting the report shall request the person preparing the report to provide a copy to the consumer. The report must be sent to the consumer by the person preparing the report within 24 hours of providing it to the person requesting the report.