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South Dakota Background Checks

Background Checks In South Dakota

In South Dakota 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 South Dakota employers to help you protect your employees and clients from the costly effects of making a “Bad Hire.” We provide employment screening services for employers in all South Dakota cities including Sioux Falls, Pierre, Deadwood, Sturgis, and others.

Background Check Laws for South Dakota

Arrest Records

No South Dakota statutes have been located that specifically restrict an employer’s ability to obtain and/or use arrest records. 

Conviction Records

No South Dakota statutes have been located that restrict an employer’s ability to obtain and/or use conviction records.

However, questions about a person’s arrest, court, or conviction record may be unlawful under the South Dakota Human Relations Act if they are not substantially related to the functions of the employment sought.

Employment References in South Dakota

The law says the employer is not liable when it discloses in writing, information about the job performance of a current or former employee to a prospective employer on a written request. Any such request must be made available to the former employee at their written request. The presumption of good faith may be canceled by evidence showing the employer-provided misleading information or disclosure of information not allowed by a nondisclosure agreement or considered confidential pursuant to law.

At-Will Law in South Dakota

In South Dakota employees not working under an employment contract are deemed to be “at will.” At-will employees may be terminated for any reason, so long as it’s not illegal. There are numerous illegal reasons for termination. Typically such reasons fall into one of two large categories: illegal discrimination or illegal termination in violation of a public policy. Generally, employees who work under an employment contract can only be terminated for reasons specified in the contract.

What can we do for you?

Absolute Background Search, Inc. provides employment screening and employment background check services for South Dakota 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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