Would Your Employee Pass the Uber Background Check?

Would Your Employee Pass the Uber Background Check?

As Uber, Lyft and other “Ride Hailing” companies work in our cities, driver-safety and one’s potential criminal record has come into the spotlight.

In recent months, stronger legislation has been put in place—most recently, Governor Jerry Brown of California has pushed for background checks to go beyond seven years,  a measure previously not required. In addition, an associated fine of (up to) $5,000 will be charged per driver for not meeting current requirements.

Many industries have employees who operate vehicles and heavy equipment, therefore we take a closer look at the Uber Background Check & Driving Record Check Criteria:

County courthouse records for every county of residence for the last 7 years

Federal courthouse records going back 7 years

The multi-state criminal database going back 7 years

Motor Vehicle Records

Social Security Trace

National Sex Offender Registry

A minimum of 1 year U.S. licensing history (if under 23 years old, must have at least 3 years licensing history)

A clean Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) with no more than 3 incidents in the past 3 years

No DUIs and no reckless driving

California Uber drivers must not have a DUI in the last 10 years.

A clean criminal background check with no felonies or misdemeanors involving theft, violence or drugs in a given time frame

No speeding violations for driving 20 mph or greater over the speed limit in the past 3 years.

The Uber Background Check will look over the past 7 years to make sure you’ve had…

• No DUI or drug related offenses.

• No history of reckless driving

• No fatal accidents

• No criminal record

Is your company’s Background Check Less Comprehensive Than Your Uber Driver?

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