New Hampshire

New Hampshire Employment Screening Menu And Pricing

  1. National* Criminal Records Search $29.50
  2. State Wide Instant Criminal Search: $19.50
  3. County Criminal Search: $19.50
  4. Driving Records (MVR) $19.50 - New Hampshire Driving Record Release Form
  5. Social Security Number Trace: $6.50
  6. Drug Testing: $32.00 (Includes cost of collection)
  7. Workers' Comp Claims History Report: $25.50 (One Week)
  8. Credit Report: $12.00 (FCRA Compliant)
  9. Employment Verification: $15.00 Per Employer

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.

State Laws concerning background checks:
Remember, some states have both statutes and agency guidelines; others have only one source of rules, and a handful are silent on the subject. Some State laws are more restrictive than Federal laws.

New Hampshire
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 651:5 (Xc); N.H. Code Admin. R. Hum 405.03

Rules for employers:
May ask about a previous criminal record only if question substantially follows this wording, "Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime that has not been annulled by a court?"

Arrest records:
It is unlawful discrimination for an employer to ask about an arrest record, to have a job requirement that applicant have no arrest record or to use information about arrest record to make a hiring decision, unless it is a business necessity.

It is unlawful discrimination to ask about arrest record if it has the purpose or effect of discouraging applicants of a particular racial or national origin group.

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

*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.

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

*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.