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Employment Background Checks

Why Do Background Checks?

The traditional approach to recruiting and hiring a prospective employee is to focus on applications, interviews, resumes, skills tests and other "traditional" screening techniques. An employer who is interviewing applicants for employment has an obvious need to know fundamental facts about an individual's background that may play a major role in their job, or put the company in jeopardy.

The standard source for obtaining information on a job applicant is quickly becoming unavailable. Defamation lawsuits lodged by an applicant against a former employer are on the rise, and have virtually shut off the transference of useful information from former employer to prospective employer. Interviewing also has its limitations. The solution is a comprehensive legal search of your prospective employees’ background. There are numerous reasons why background checks should be included in your company’s standard practices:

• Over 50% of all resumes contain false or misleading information.

• Turnover cost of hiring, training and dismissal of an unacceptable employee can easily reach 50% of their yearly salary.

• Litigation has become a national past time:

  • Negligent hiring lawsuits
  • Wrongful discharge lawsuits
  • Defamation lawsuits
  • Lawsuits by injured 3rd parties
  • Employee lawsuits for unsafe environment, violent behavior and sexual harassment

The courts view criminal history and derogatory information as: if you could have known, you should have known. The consequences of hiring an unacceptable employee far outweigh the cost of checking the potential employee's background. A background check reduces the risk of hiring someone who could pose a threat to your business, and typically costs less than 1% of your hiring expense.

Our Background Checks

The misconception that a background check is a single document in some online system causes many employers to opt for quick and cheap searches, which only leads to a false sense of security. A comprehensive background check is a compilation of data from a multitude of sources. A fully complete background report cannot be produced instantly. Our network of professional field agents across the nation, our access to a multitude of government agencies and private sources, and our experienced staff will give you the most complete and accurate background reports available. All of our court searches are fresh; information is never pulled from an aged database. In addition, all "hits" are screened for accuracy, as well as compliance with federal, state and industry standards.

For additional information about each of our search types, please see our Products menu on the left.


Our online ordering and retrieval system is extremely user-friendly and addresses every aspect of the screening process. Your account is available 24/7 to place orders and view results. The system allows you to view status reports, to track the progress of your order, as well as view the completed portions of reports that are still in process. In addition to a range of products that produce instant results, eVerify and I-9 options are also available through the system with just a click of the mouse. Furthermore, our system can be seamlessly integrated with any applicant tracking/recruiting system.


Adhering to state and federal employment laws can be complicated. American Dream Title & Background Checks, LLC will provide the necessary information and procedures to help your business stay compliant. We maintain a library of documents and forms that take you from account set-up to applicant processing to adverse action compliance, if employment is denied. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates ALL information contained in a background report from a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA), not just credit reports. As a CRA, American Dream Title & Background Checks, LLC and our client employers must comply with requirements under the FCRA, as well as any applicable state laws. The FCRA was designed to protect individuals by promoting accuracy, fairness and privacy of information in the system of every CRA.

American Dream Title & Background Checks Services, LLC places the highest priority on protecting both you and your applicants' personal information and maintaining the highest levels of privacy.

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