Washington Employment Screening Menu And Pricing

Background Check Description

  1. National* Criminal Records Search $29.50
  2. State Wide Instant Criminal Search: $19.50
  3. County* Criminal Search: $19.50
  4. State Driving Record (MVR): $14.50 Washington Driving Record Release Form: Click Here
  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. Employment Verification: $15.00 Per Employer
  9. 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.

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.

Wash. Rev. Code Ann. §§ 43.43.815; 9.94A.640(3), 9.96.060(3), 9.96A.020; Wash. Admin. Code 16212140

Rules for employers:

Arrest records.
Employer who asks about arrests must ask whether the charges are still pending, have been dismissed or led to conviction.

Employer who obtains a conviction record must notify employee within 30 days of receiving it, and must allow the employee to examine it.
May make an employment decision based on a conviction only if it is less than 10 years old and the crime involves behavior that would adversely affect job performance.

Rights of employees and applicants:
If a conviction record is cleared or vacated, may answer questions as though the conviction never occurred. A person convicted of a felony cannot be refused an occupational license unless the conviction is less than 10 years old and the felony relates specifically to the occupation or business.

Special situations:
Employers are entitled to obtain complete criminal record information for positions that require bonding, or that have access to trade secrets, confidential or proprietary business information, money or items of value.

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

*It is always 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.