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Illinois Background Checks

In the state of Illinois all employment background check services including instant driving records, pre-employment drug screening and employment criminal record background checks are available.

Absolute Background Search, Inc. provides professional pre-employment screening services which is the first line of defense for Illinois employers to help you protect your employees and clients from the costly effects of making a “Bad Hire.”

Use Of Social Media In Illinois Pre-Employment Screening

Illinois prohibits employers from demanding employees or applicants to reveal their usernames or passwords linked to social networking sites. The state of Illinois also prohibits employers from forcing employees to display their social networking profiles for review.

Illinois Background Checks Laws

Arrest Records – Employers in Illinois may not inquire into or use the fact of an arrest as a basis for refusing to hire. An employer cannot ask if an applicant has been arrested. An employer also cannot use criminal history information which has been expunged, sealed, or impounded as a basis for denying employment or promotion.

Criminal convictions – Employers may inquire into & use the fact of a conviction as a basis for refusing to hire. However, under the Criminal Identification Act, employers may not inquire into or use the fact of a criminal history record that has been expunged, sealed, or impounded.

Is Illinois an At-will State?

In Illinois, employees are presumed to be “at will.” At-will employees may be terminated for any reason, so long as it’s not illegal. Generally, employees who work under an employment contract can only be terminated for reasons specified in the contract. In Illinois, an employment relationship is at-will unless there is a defined duration for the employment contract or if the contract permits termination by the employer only under specified circumstances.

What can we do for you?

Absolute Background Search, Inc. provides employment screening and employment background check services for Illinois. We provide employment screening and employment background check services for employers in all Illinois cities including Cook County (Chicago), Galesburg, Lincoln, Springfield, Kankakee, Champaign, Elgin, and other Illinois cites. We provide employment screening services for hospitals, nursing homes, franchised auto dealers, staffing companies, etc.  


Our criminal records Smart Search Plus®  has become the industry standard for a quality FCRA Compliant 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 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 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.

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