Based in Pleasant Hill, Background Profiles® is technically a local Bay Area company offering employee background checks to all local businesses. However, we are not just a background check company Bay Area: we can provide employee background checks on a national basis. So no matter if your business is in Washington DC or Fairhope, Alabama we can help.
It is a fact that some 22 million Americans over the age of 12 use illegal drugs: that equates to about 9% of the total population. What that means is that if you employee about 200 people and you don’t undertake any form of drug testing, about 20 of your employees are using drugs. It could be a little more, or it might be a bit less, but that is the ball park figure.
As a US employer, it is incumbent upon you to ensure that anyone you choose to employ should be eligible to work in the US according to federal law. You must verify the employment authorization and identity of each person hired after November 6th, 1986. You also have to complete and retain a Form I-9 for every employee.
With respect to your employees, there is an unavoidable problem of trust. As Hamlet says in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain… that one may smile, and smile, and be a villain” (Hamlet Act 1, Scene 5, 105-109).
Unfortunately, we live in an era of prevalent alcohol and drug abuse problems.