Do I need to run background checks for temporary workers?
A: It is legal to hire people without running background checks, but doing so creates a lot of unnecessary risks.
Construction workers are often required to have specific licenses, training and experience. Many people pad their resumes to make it look like they are qualified even if they are not. A background check is the best way to confirm a person's history so you can be certain you're hiring people who are eligible and prepared for the job.
There are numerous laws governing how criminal records can be used for background screening, and they vary by location. It is important to see if a candidate has a record that might make them ineligible to work for your company, but you must remain fully compliant while doing so. Backgrounds Online offers a suite of criminal checks that show you what you need to know about any candidate, and we have the knowledge and skills to ensure compliancy throughout.