Utah Background Checks
Criminal background checks in Utah typically rely on a National Database search, and County Criminal Reports when needed. One great benefit to Utah employers is that the UtahCourt System is very reliable with reporting their criminal record data to national databases. This means that most employers can keep their pre-employment background screening costs at a minimum, and also receive instant results for almost every candidate. In the event that a County Criminal Report is needed, Intelifi sends court researchers to every single county in Utah on a daily basis to perform record checks. This is how you can obtain information that is very recent and may not have yet been reported up to the state court system. Intelifi can create a custom package to suit your specific needs.In Utah, Felony and Misdemeanor convictions are reported. These can range from severe offenses such as Forgery, to less serious crimes like Reckless Driving.To begin comprehensive pre-employment screening in Utah, contact Intelifi today to speak to one of our account representatives.
- Restriction : Information on report must be relevant to job
NO LONGER VALID - REMOVED BY THE GOVERNOR - Convictions must relate to the job qualifications.
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TO BE REMOVED - NO LONGER VALID: See UAC R606-2-2(u). The administrative rule also states that inquiry regarding felony convictions is proper. There is no mention of misdemeanor convictions. The author believes that some misdemeanor convictions are more job related than some felony convictions. An administrative guideline is not law. However, if an employer is to use a misdemeanor conviction, it must be able to show job relatedness. Of course this standard applies to any conviction.
- Restriction : Use of arrest record with no conviction
NO LONGER VALID - This former restriction under the State Department of Labor Guidelines was withdrawn by the UT Labor Commission. UAC R606-2(u) was deleted in its entirety. See page 37 of the Utah State Bulletin from Oct. 15, 2011 using the "statute link" for the record entry.
- Restriction : Use of Social Media Password Information
Effective May 14, 2014, employers may not request employees or applicants disclose user names and passwords that allow access to their personal Internet accounts. The Act is known as the Internet Employment Privacy Act (IEPA)
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This Act HB 100, (2013) was codified in Utah Title 34, Chapter 48.
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