Criminal Background Checks
In this day and age, you need to be very careful of who you hire. Good business practice not only requires you to hire law-abiding individuals, your customers demand it.
Time & Pay has partnered with National Crime Search (NCS) to offer you background screening. As a customer of Time & Pay, not only are you working with one of the best, but you are also obtaining this valuable information at a very affordable rate.
Even when very little is known about an applicant, NCS has the tools and resources to help uncover possible records even if those records are outside the applicant’s current residence. NCS’s multi-state database tool searches through over 507 million criminal records covering all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. It’s a great resource to help uncover records that might have been missed without broader search tools.
The NCS system provides a variety of searches. These reliable tools and resources can help employers uncover employee background information, greatly reducing the risk of a bad hire. Searches include:
- Social Security Number Verification
- Criminal Background Check
- Credit Check
- Employment Eligibility Verification (including Form I-9 management and E-Verify)
- Motor Vehicle Records Screening, etc.
There are a number of requirements involved in doing a background check on your new hires and employees. We urge you to read this Advi$sor article that will discuss getting the most out of the criminal background check while making sure you do not violate anyone’s rights.
After reviewing their information, to open an account, go to this Time & Pay/NCS home page and Register to create your account.
After creating your account, you will be prompted on how to proceed.
You can also go to this page to log into the system if you already have an account.
Searches performed on this NCS site are only as accurate as the state or local agency reporting the information, and how often it is updated by the reporting agency and NCS. Databases may be updated as frequently as daily or semi-annually. Time & Pay cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the data provided or its use thereof.
Performing background and consumer searches on individuals is regulated by The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FACR) as well as the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACT) . If you are using any of the consumer reports, including the instant products, to assist in determining someone’s employment eligibility, you are required under federal law to follow strict guidelines. At a minimum, you must obtain a signed CB Authorization Release Form from the applicant allowing you to perform any background checks. If you research consumer credit information, more is required. Carefully review the NCS web site for further information to make sure you are in compliance.
If you wish to perform background checks on your employees or applicants and are not sure how to proceed, please seek independent legal counsel, or call SESCO for advice regarding your individual situation.