Background Check Solutions

Be confident about your new hire.

GET STARTED

Arkansas' #1 provider of pre-employment background checks!

CourtHouse Concepts was established in 1999. We are an accredited employment screening company that offers background checks and drug testing nationwide and in several countries abroad. 

From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, we offer fast, reliable and affordable employment screening solutions. There are no contracts, set up fees or monthly minimums!




"53% of all job applications contain inaccurate information."
-Society of Human Resources Management

Pre-Employment Services 

  • Credit Reports
  • ID Verify/Social Security Trace
  • Criminal & Civil Records
  • Bankruptcy Records
  • Motor Vehicle History (driving record)
  • Credential/License Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification
  • Drug Screening

Drug Screening

  • DOT or Non-DOT Drug Screening
  • Instant or Lab-based Drug Testing
  • Extracurricular Drug Testing
  • Urine Drug Screening
  • Saliva Drug Screening
  • Hair Follicle Screening: 90 day to 1 year results
  • Urine ETG Alcohol Testing (80 Hour Window)
  • Saliva Alcohol Screening
  • Breath Alcohol Testing
  • Mobile Drug Testing Services




"Drug abusers cost 2x as much in medical and workers' comp claims as drug-free workers."
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Other Important Services

Volunteer Screening

We work with non-profits, churches and schools to background screen volunteers for their programs and activities.
READ MORE

I-9 and E-Verify

Reduce exposure to government audits by ensuring that you are compliant with employment eligibility and verification laws.
READ MORE

Onboarding Services

Our Applicant Management Center allows you to track candidates during the hiring process, from initial invitation through the completed background check.
READ MORE

The CHC Blog

By Mark Ridgeway 15 Jan, 2018
The following is an excerpt from CNN published published January 15, 2018:
By Mark Ridgeway 05 Jan, 2018
A few weeks ago, we talked about background check trends to be familiar with in 2018. This week, we wanted to talk about where recruiting is headed in the next quarter and beyond, and break down some of the most important trends across the space.

We’ve pulled together the following 7 trends that we think are most important for our readers to keep an eye on (in no particular order).
By Mark Ridgeway 15 Dec, 2017

Employers should become familiar with E-Verify because it’s likely to become mandatory. While E-Verify has been voluntary for most employers since it was put into place in 1996, it has become mandatory for federal contractors & certain state contractors.

Legislation introduced in Congress in 2017 – “Legal Workforce Act” (H.R. 3711) – hopes to make the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system a “mandatory and permanent” requirement for U.S. employers to ensure the workers they hire are legally eligible to work in the United States.

The following is an excerpt from an article from the Employment Screening Resources blog:

Introduced by U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), “The Legal Workforce Act” would require all U.S. employers to use E-Verify , which confirms 99.8 percent of work-eligible employees and is currently used by more than 700,000 American employers. 

A 2016 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 83 percent of U.S. employers support a mandatory electronic verification system . A summary of the key components of the Act reveals the legislation will also:

  • Repeal the current paper-based I-9 system and replace it with a completely electronic work eligibility check.
  • Phase-in mandatory E-Verify participation for new hires gradually in six-month increments beginning on the date of enactment.
  • Allow employers to use E-Verify to check the work eligibility of their current employees in a nondiscriminatory manner.
  • Preempt duplicative state laws mandating E-Verify use but give states prominent roles in enforcing the law.
  • Allow individuals to lock their Social Security number (SSN) so it cannot be used by another person to get a job.
  • Raise penalties on employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants in violation of the requirements of the bill.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 prohibits U.S. employers from hiring people for employment in without verifying their identity and employment authorization on a Form I-9.

Operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), E-Verify checks the social security numbers of employees on Form I-9s against records from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure that they are legally eligible to work in the United States.

Mandatory nationwide use of E-Verify was included in the White House Fiscal Year 2018 Budget that called for “expanding worksite enforcement strategies by mandating nationwide use of the E-Verify system” to reduce illegal employment.

The DHS FY 2018 Budget in Brief requested $131.5 million for E-Verify operations and upgrades for the USCIS, including a $15.2 million to expand the E-Verify program with the purpose of supporting “mandatory use of E-Verify nationwide within three years.”
E-Verify is voluntary except for employers with federal contracts or subcontracts containing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause requiring the use of E-Verify for a legal workforce. States that already have laws regarding E-Verify use include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.

The mandatory use of E-Verify is part of a larger push by the Administration of President Donald Trump to enforce immigration laws. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released immigration enforcement statistics for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 at “ICE Impact in FY 2017” that show ICE totaled 143,473 administrative arrests in FY 2017, with 110,568 of those arrests occurring after start of President Trump’s Administration on January 20, 2017, a 42 percent increase over the same time period in FY 2016.

In a speech to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. in October of 2017, Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan – the Trump Administration’s top immigration enforcement official – said he ordered the time spent on work site enforcement by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, to increase “by four to five times” and added that ICE “already increased the number of inspections in work site operations” and would “significantly increase this next fiscal year.”

At CourtHouse Concepts, we can help you wade through the E-Verify system and manage the entire process.

Our secure and accurate Form I-9 tools will:
  • Virtually eliminate technical errors on the Form I-9
  • Help ensure that your workforce is legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Simplify and improve the efficiency of your Form I-9 employment verification process
  • Compliance is built in, so you are always up-to-date with current forms
  • Reduce your exposure to government audits, financial penalties and negative publicity resulting from non-compliance.
Contact us today - we would be happy to answer your questions about E-Verify reporting!



By Mark Ridgeway 08 Dec, 2017
Updates to state regulations and background check industry changes can make it hard for employers and HR managers to stay up to date with trends. Consequently, employers must also be mindful of their hiring practices and screening processes to prevent discrimination or negligent hiring.

To help, we've put together some of the 2017 background check and hiring trends and what employers need to know in the new year.
More Posts
Share by: