As the largest county in the country, San Bernardino is also one of California’s most populous with about 2.1 million residents. A core component of the Inland Empire region, San Bernardino shares borders with Inyo, Kern, Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties. Its economy revolves mostly around retail with healthcare and logistics also playing a role. Key employers include Amazon and retailer Burlington.
With much of its habitable area clustered around the county’s major cities, San Bernardino is home to many commuters seeking the best job opportunities in the area. Businesses throughout the county can find talent to make key hires, but not without getting a clear picture of every applicant’s suitability. A quick, effective method for thoroughly vetting each candidate: begin with a county-level background check—but remember that a county-level check is only the start of your vetting or you could miss critical hiring data.
Look beyond San Bernardino’s borders to consider records held in adjacent counties. This big-picture approach ensures you will not miss information related to an applicant’s past convictions in Orange or Riverside counties.
The right tools combined with a well-planned process can reduce the time that it takes to give applicants the green light. However, you must take care to use those tools correctly. Compliance demands a close reading of local and federal regulations that may apply to your business, including California’s “ban the box” law, a regulation which applies to all private employers in the state.
San Bernardino businesses may not use questions about criminal history on a job application. To make any inquiries into an applicant’s criminal background, the law requires employers to first conduct an initial interview. Only after extending a conditional offer of employment can businesses seek an applicant’s consent to perform a background check. If the report does not come back clean, California requires that employers consider the relationship between the facts and the job role along with the amount of time that has passed since any convictions occurred. If you choose to withdraw a conditional offer, applicants must receive advance notice so that they may appeal.
Under these restrictions, employers must be ready to move forward when the need for a criminal history report arises. Backgroundchecks.com enables San Bernardino-based companies to swiftly acquire background check reports with products that are purpose-built with common vetting challenges in mind. Start with a county-level check for a quick look, then zoom out with our instant US OneSEARCH to include data from Orange, Kern, and Riverside counties.
The US OneSEARCH provides a rapid turnaround with immediate results that offer a glimpse at information currently held in state databases. However, backgroundchecks.com does not maintain these resources; that task belongs to state and county-level authorities. Due to the way these systems receive updates, information is subject to change between revisions. For the most transparent picture possible, engage on-site county courthouse record searches by backgroundchecks.com. Completed in 1 to 3 days, this product offers area employers even more peace of mind.
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