Advanced Background Checks in North Carolina

North Carolina Background Screening Services – Recommended by the Experts.

Peopletrail offers all kinds of background checks in the State of North Carolina.

North Carolina state has specific laws the employers have to comply with regarding consumer reports, criminal background checks, or even a driver’s license check.

Employers hire third-party agencies to run North Carolina Background Checks by investigating former employers, educational transcripts, criminal records, references, etc. Hiring a consumer reporting agency in North Carolina could be a tricky deal.

Learn more about the Fair Credit Reporting Act in North Carolina. 

North Carolina – Greater Protection to Employees

The employers must comply with the North Carolina State law regulated by the FCRA and ensure consumer rights are protected at all levels. North Carolina’s laws offer greater protection and rights to employees than federal law. These laws range from health care continuation coverage to parental school involvement leave requirements. E- Verify is also an example of requirements laid down by North Carolina, where employers with 25 or more employees have to confirm the work authorization of new hires through E-Verify. Generally, the federal law is followed for employment basics such as the minimum wage and organizational safety in Carolina.

Things you need to know as a Hiring Manager in North Carolina

North Carolina is a state that gives you the “Right-to-Work” by protecting non-union workers through the prohibition of union dues requirement. Non-union employees working at unionized organization are entitled union representation under the law. This law adheres to guidelines laid down by both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department of Labor (DOL). There are other Carolina laws that protect employees and gives them the right to be treated equally and fairly.

Carolina’s incorporation of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, ensures equal treatment of individuals and freedom from being discriminated in the workplace. Carolina extends the protection of civil rights by putting restrictions on discrimination of employees based on their personal use of lawful products, military status, sick cell or C trait status and the AID/HIV status of the employee.

To implement “Ban the Box” policies, Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper signed Order 158 on August 18, 2020 effective November 1, 2020. It basically refers to boxing job applicants for criminal records. North Carolina has joined over 35 states in the attempt to reduce employment barriers for ex-offenders. Employers are prohibited from asking expunged criminal history questions from applicants and application are allowed to omit expunged entry in the application process. In fact, North Carolina is working on limiting the extent of the state’s licensing boards in granting or denying licenses for professionals based on their criminal records.

The Labor Laws in Carolina for hours and wage protection are extensive. North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (WHA) for instance, requires a 30 minute break to be given after 5 hours of work for those under the age of 16. It does not however, make it mandatory to provide meal break for employees older than 16.

Pay Day Requirements is also covered by WHA, which incorporates the frequency and manner of payment, the minimum wage and also overtime pay. Carolina employees have an option to choose the frequency of the payment and whether it is going to be on a monthly, bi-weekly, weekly or daily basis. In addition to this, when you work beyond 40 hour work week you are entitled to compensation for overtime with exemptions. Both federal and Carolina’s law requires employers to pay overtime equal to 1.5 times an employee’s normal rate.

The SBI provides a non-certified, statewide criminal record search for yourself with the submission of your fingerprint card, form, and fee. This is also known as your Right to Review your North Carolina record.

This episode focuses on North Carolina’s recovery courts which handle chemically dependent adults and juveniles in criminal court.  Listen Podcast

North Carolina labor laws require an employer to pay overtime to employees, unless otherwise exempt, at the rate of 1½ times the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. NC Dept. of Workforce Solutions FAQs. See FLSA: Overtime for more information regarding overtime requirements.

Claimants who refuse a suitable offer of work are typically ineligible to receive unemployment benefits, unless it is determined that the claimant has good cause to refuse to return to work. Read More

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