New York Pricing

New York Employment Screening Menu And Pricing

  1. National* Criminal Records Search $29.50
  2. State Wide Instant Criminal Search: $19.50
  3. County Criminal Search: $35.50
  4. State Driving Records (MVR): N/A
  5. Social Security Number Trace: $7.50
  6. Drug Testing: $32.00 (Includes cost of collection)
  7. Workers' Comp Claims History Report: N/A
  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 York
N.Y. Correct. Law §§ 750 to 754; N.Y. Exec. Law § 296(16)

Rules for employers:

Arrest records.
It is unlawful discrimination to ask about any arrests or charges that did not result in conviction, unless they are currently pending.

Employers with 10 or more employees may not deny employment based on a conviction unless it relates directly to the job or would be an "unreasonable" risk to property or to public or individual safety.

Rights of employees and applicants:
Upon request, applicant must be given, within 30 days, a written statement of the reasons why employment was denied.

Agency guidelines for pre-employment inquiries: New York State Division of Human Rights, "Rulings on Inquiries (Pre-employment)."

*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.