Yes, in fact, they do — at least when it comes to driving for Lyft. For corporate jobs, it’s unclear. According to Lyft, to know more check this link.This should not let you down though!
This is what you need to know on background checks:
It the US, some states won’t let companies access felony records that happened seven ago. This makes it much easier for you to land a job! Make sure you check whether or not your state is part of this list:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Eight states currently only look at your guilty verdicts. These are:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, some states want to see everything. Literally. If you live in one of the following states, your employer will see everything in a background check:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We also took the time to do a detailed analysis of Lyft’s ratings on websites such as glassdoor.com, where they reached a score of 4.2 out of 5. That’s a pretty good rating! There are almost 2,000 reviews and they are mostly very positive!
What makes their score so high is the fact that they’re very fair to employees, which is easily spotted on their former employee evaluations.
What felonies Lyft will not hire
Certain felonies are not tolerated by Lyft when it comes to driving jobs. As you can imagine, they mostly relate to your driving record and sobriety. That said, felonies involving theft or property damage would also be frowned upon.
Here is what Lyft sayson their Driver Requirements page:
The results of the background check are reviewed by Lyft and assessed against applicable regulations and Lyft’s internal safety criteria. You may be ineligible to drive on the Lyft platform if, at the time of your application, your background check results reveal that you:
- Are listed on the National Sex Offender Registry database;
- Have been convicted at any time of a disqualifying violent crime (such as homicide, kidnapping, human trafficking, arson, burglary, carjacking, robbery, or aggravated assault);
- Have been convicted at any time of a sexual offense (such as rape, sexual assault, or child pornography);
- Have been convicted at any time of an act of terror;
- Have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the past seven years, or longer in some jurisdictions;
- Have been convicted of a disqualifying fraud-related offense in the past seven years for most jurisdictions, although this time frame may be longer, or shorter, in certain jurisdictions;
- Have been convicted of a disqualifying drug-related offense in the past seven years for most jurisdictions, although this time frame may be longer, or shorter, in certain jurisdictions;
- Have been convicted of a disqualifying theft or property damage offense in the past seven years for most jurisdictions, although this time frame may be longer, or shorter, in certain jurisdictions.
Please be aware that laws governing disqualifying convictions vary significantly by jurisdiction, and the above list is not inclusive of all disqualifying convictions. You may be found ineligible to drive for Lyft based on other types of records.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
There may be charges additional to those listed above that would disbar you, as they said. Does this apply to office positions? As for the office or corporate positions, it’s not clear what felonies might take you out of the running. We’d say they won’t like to see records that include charges for credit card or identity theft and breach of contract or trust.
Does Lyft hire sex offenders?
No, Lyft does not hire sex offenders.
Does Lyft drug test?
We don’t know. But, we know driving companies want sober drivers, so we wouldn’t be surprised if they did drug test.
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