June 9 Marks 5 Years Since the Passage of NV SB 409
After seeing one unreportable criminal conviction after another in the state of Nevada, AmericanChecked President, Julie Hakman, decided enough was enough. Employers weren’t receiving critical information about applicants that could potentially put their employees, clients and guests in danger. At the time, the laws in Nevada only allowed criminal convictions to be reported up to 7 years. In comparison, most states allow all conviction information to be reported in a background check report.
Julie spearheaded the legislative effort, along with attorney Tony Cabot, partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber, and sponsored by then-Senator Mark Lipparelli that would result in the passage of Nevada Senate Bill 409 which closed the loophole on reportable information. Essentially, the bill allows ALL employers to conduct more thorough background checks on prospective employees.
With the introduction of Nevada Senate Bill 409, a consumer reporting agency is no longer prohibited from reporting criminal convictions older than 7 years to all employers and reporting information to gaming licensees about a job applicant regarding bankruptcies older than 10 years and other civil judgments older than 7 years.
When Julie was interviewed after learning of the passage of SB 409, she commented, “This is a great day for the Nevada gaming industry and employers nationwide! We are very proud to have spearheaded this legislation and truly appreciate the efforts of Tony Cabot and Senator Lipparelli for bringing it to fruition. When you are as committed to the gaming industry as AmericanChecked, it is extremely gratifying to see that commitment, determination and persistence made such a positive impact on the clients we serve. Simply put, this common-sense legislation was the right thing to do, and we are extremely honored to have made a difference. At the end of the day, it truly is about people.”
AmericanChecked Inc. is a nationally accredited global background screening company providing efficient, paperless screening solutions for highly regulated industries including tribal and commercial casinos, tribal enterprises, cannabis, insurance groups and construction firms as well as nonprofits and associations. Decades of experience, coupled with state-of-the-art security and technology, distinguish AmericanChecked in today’s marketplace. AmericanChecked offers several proprietary products and spearheaded the Nevada Senate Bill 409, allowing employers to receive critical background information on applicants that was previously unreportable. With an A+ BBB rating, AmericanChecked is the winner of two BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, US Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon, Tulsa Metropolitan Chamber Crystal Award, and four ICIC Inner City Awards. In 2019, AmericanChecked became a part of the Community Brands family of services. For more information, visit www.americanchecked.com or www.tribaltrac.com.