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Indiana Background Checks

Indiana Background Checks

In Indiana 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 Indiana employers to help you protect your employees and clients from the costly effects of making a “Bad Hire.”

We serve Indianapolis, South Bend, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Mishawaka and all other Indiana cities. For a brief overview of all of our employment screening services, please Click Here 

Indiana Background Checks Laws

Arrest Records

Employers may obtain limited criminal histories (including arrests, indictments, and convictions) of applicants for employment purposes. However, the Indiana Pre-Employment Guide states that it may be discriminatory to ask for arrest records.

Conviction Records

Employers may obtain limited criminal histories of applicants for employment purposes. However, the Indiana Pre-Employment Guide states that it may be discriminatory to ask for conviction records of misdemeanors or summary offenses.

Indiana Employment References Laws

Indiana 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. 

Recent legislation in Indiana

Indiana House Bill 1033, will in part: (1) prohibit certain pre-employment inquiries; (2) restrict the types of criminal history information that employers and background report providers (known as “consumer reporting agencies” or CRAs) can obtain from Indiana state court clerks, and (3) restrict the types of criminal history information that CRAs can report to employers in background reports. 

The laws also restrict the information that “criminal history providers” can report to others. “Criminal history provider” is defined to be a “person or an organization that assembles criminal history reports and either uses the report or provides the report to a person or an organization other than a criminal justice agency or law enforcement agency,” such as CRAs that typically provide background checks to employers. Under the law, criminal history providers that obtain criminal history information from the state may only provide information pertaining to criminal convictions. Moreover, the law explicitly states that criminal history providers such as CRAs will no longer be permitted to provide the following information in background reports:

  • an infraction, an arrest, or a charge that did not result in a conviction;
  • a record that has been expunged;
  • a record indicating a conviction of a Class D felony if the Class D felony conviction has been entered as or converted to a Class A misdemeanor conviction; and
  • a record that the criminal history provider knows is inaccurate.

What can we do for you?

Absolute Background Search, Inc. provides employment screening and employment background check services for Indiana employers. We provide employment screening services for hospitals, nursing homes, franchised auto dealers, staffing companies, and more. 

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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