You can never be too careful when letting someone into your life or workplace. Private detectives and other types of investigators have a variety of tools at their disposal to uncover everything you want to know about someone. Find out what you can find out, then turn to DexKnows investigators listings to hire the help you need.
Most commonly performed as part of the employment process, a background check does exactly that: It checks a person’s background. You can ask for information about a candidate’s credit, criminal history, driving record, education, past employment, litigation records, medical history and workers’ compensation filings, among other areas.
If you plan to run a background check on a potential employee, you must get that person’s permission first to be compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Private detectives and companies that specialize in employment services perform such checks for businesses as well as private individuals. You do not need permission if using the information for personal reasons, such as in regards to a new relationship, but you do need a full name and date of birth for successful background checks.
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 dictates whether or not private employers can use polygraph tests as part of the hiring process or during employment. Most employers cannot, but security service firms and pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and dispensers prove the exception under certain circumstances. Federal, state and local government agencies are exempt from the law.
If you wanted someone to take such a test for personal reasons, you certainly could make that happen with his or her cooperation, and many companies offer polygraph testing.
State law dictates which employers can require fingerprinting as part of a background check and for employment. Those who work with children or the disabled or in a setting where they are, such as contractors performing work at a school, get fingerprinted, as do those who work in the health care industry and criminal justice system. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System handles such checks. You do not have access as a private individual.
Private detectives and investigation companies also provide services such as surveillance. If you want to find out everything possible about someone, use DexKnows listings of investigators to find a professional in your area.
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