Rhode Island

Rhode Island Employment Screening Menu And Pricing

Background Check Description

  1. National* Criminal Records Check
  2. State Wide Instant Criminal Search: $19.50
  3. County* Criminal Search: $19.50 (12 to 36 hours)
  4. State Driving Record (MVR): $29.50
  5. Social Security Number Trace: $6.50
  6. Drug Testing: $32.00 (Includes cost of collection)
  7. Credit Report: $12.00 (FCRA Compliant)
  8. 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.

Rhode Island
R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 121.34; 2857 (7)

Rules for employers:

Arrest records.
It is unlawful to include on an application form or to ask as part of an interview if the applicant has ever been arrested or charged with any crime.

May ask if applicant has been convicted of a crime.

Rights of employees and applicants:
Do not have to disclose any conviction that has been expunged.

*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.