Minnesota Background Checks
In Minnesota 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 Minnesota employers to help you protect your employees and clients from the costly effects of making a “Bad Hire.”
Minnesota Background Checks Laws
Arrest records in Minnesota are public records in the originating agency. However, the Department of Human Rights warns employers that inquiries about arrests may violate the Minnesota Human Rights Law because they may have an adverse impact on a protected group.
The Department of Human Rights has indicated that inquiries about prior convictions do not violate Minnesota law. The employer must, however, consider how recent the convictions are and whether they are closely related to the position. The Department of Human Rights prohibits employers from using prior convictions as an absolute bar to employment absent a bona fide occupational qualification.
Employers in Minnesota are restricted from asking applicants about any arrest not followed by a valid conviction, convictions that have been annulled or expunged, and misdemeanor convictions for which no jail sentence can be imposed. Employers who deny an applicant a position, or deny an individual a license, solely or in part because of that person’s prior conviction, must notify the individual in writing of the grounds for the denial and the earliest date for re-application
Minnesota “Ban the Box” Laws
Minnesota law requires public and private employers to wait until a job applicant has been selected for an interview or conditional offer of employment has been extended before asking a job applicant about criminal records or conducting a criminal record check. This law offers the vast majority of individuals with a non-violent criminal record a second chance at an opportunity for employment to better their lives. Existing laws will continue to protect vulnerable adults and children from people with violent or sexual criminal histories. Additionally, employers may exclude applicants if a crime is relevant to the position’s job duties.
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Absolute Background Search, Inc. provides employment screening and employment background check services for Minnesota. We provide employment screening services for hospitals, nursing homes, franchised auto dealers, staffing companies, and more.
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