Contractors and Background Checks
If you own a contracting business, you need to conduct background checks before you hire any workers. If your workers are entering private homes, you have to make sure that they are reliable, responsible, and won’t make any trouble. Whether you are sending an electrician, a handyman, or a rug cleaner into a home, you want to avoid sending someone who has a criminal or violent history. There have been a number of cases where workers were violent with homeowners; in many of those cases, those workers had a prior history of violence. With a proper background check, this could have been prevented.
In addition, you also want to conduct risk management to make sure that your employees are reliable and will get the job done. If they are not responsible, they may end up doing a sub-par job. Depending on the type of work they are doing, this can end up leading to more damage in the long run or even to dangerous situations.
Utilizing Background Checks as a Landlord or Property Manager
If you are hiring independent contractors, such as if you are a landlord or a property manager, you can and should conduct background checks on the people you hire. Independent contractors are often known as contingency workers. Generally, you can conduct a background check if you are hiring them for work and need to conduct an investigation to make sure that they are capable. However, it can get a little more complicated than with regular hired workers. You will have to comply with all federal and state laws concerning background checks and employment. In addition, independent contractors are not employees and may not be the actual ones who are doing the work.
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