California Pricing

California Employment Screening Menu And Pricing

  1. For additional California Investigative Requirements: Click Here
  2. Background Check Description
  3. National* Criminal Records Search $29.50
  4. State Wide Instant Criminal Search: $19.50
  5. County* Criminal Search: $19.50
  6. State Driving Record (MVR): $12.50
  7. California Driving Record Release Form: Click Here
  8. Social Security Number Trace: $7.50
  9. Drug Testing: $32.00 (Includes cost of collection)
  10. Workers' Comp Claims History Report: $23.00 (48 Hours)
  11. Employment Verification: $15.00 Per Employer
  12. Credit Report: $12.00 (FCRA Compliant)

In order to comply with the FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT employers must certify to us that they are requesting these reports for employment purposes, will maintain certain records and comply with all employment laws.

Remember that state laws may differ from the federal law.

Some states have both statutes and agency guidelines; others have only one source of rules, and a handful are silent on the subject.

It is always a good idea to consult agency guidelines; they are easy to understand and are designed to help employers.

Cal. Lab. Code § 432.7

Rules for employers:

Arrest records:
May not ask about an arrest that did not lead to conviction;
May not ask about pretrial or post-trial diversion program.
May ask about arrest if prospective employee is awaiting trial.

May ask about conviction even if no sentence is imposed.

Agency guidelines for pre-employment inquiries:
Department of Fair Employment and Housing, "Pre-Employment Inquiry Guidelines" DFEH161. (Not currently available to download or view.) Click here for ordering information.

National criminal records checks contains records from 38 states. it also includes registered sex offenders in those states.

County criminal records checks requires a manual search of records and takes 12 to 36 hours.

It is important to run a County criminal records check since about 30 to 40 % of county criminal records are not contained in the state criminal records and to insure the information is the most current available.

Background check Release/Authorizations signed by applicants must be separate from employment applications and are subject to FCRA audit.

Please keep them on file for a period of two years in case you are asked to produce them.

For questions regarding Human Resources or employment regulations you may want to contact Jennifer McBennett of Seay Management Consultants at 407-426-9484 or email her.