New Background Checks Available in Alabama

Businesses in Alabama now have an added tool to make sure they hire the right person.

On Monday, the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center announced a new service. For 25 dollars, businesses can log into a secure web-based program to examine a potential employee's criminal history.

Before the check to happen, the employee must sign a waiver saying it's ok. 22 states provide an in-depth background check to businesses.