background check Applicants frequently call our office when they don't get hired as a result of their background check and say "I thought that case was expunged". If you did not go through the procedure of filing for an expungement and have it approved, then the record is still available to see. Employers are NOT limited to 7 years on a criminal record search. Some states have their own Fair Credit Reporting Act rules that limit what crimes are reportable past seven years, often based on the position and how much it pays. By federal F.C.R.A. standards, however, a conviction can be reported indefinitely. The "7 year rule" usually applies to arrests that did not result in a conviction. Nevertheless, arrests are not indicators of guilt, so an employer should not disqualify you based on an arrest without further inquiry as to the circumstances. Even a conviction does NOT automatically disqualify you from employment. The crime must have a direct relationship with the job you are applying for. If you left a small business on bad terms, and you have to list them as a reference to avoid a big gap in your employment timeline, it may suit you to provide an explanation to your potential employer. They will most likely still call the past employer, but at least you've taken the time to clarify what happened and they will know that any negativity expressed in the report may be more emotional than factual. The other exception is the legal / ethical obligation an employer has if you were terminated due to illegal or outright dangerous behavior. The past employer can be open to civil litigation if they do not disclose that you harmed someone, acted negligently or committed a crime that caused your dismissal 3) Credit Checks Contrary to popular belief, an employment credit report will NOT negatively affect your credit score! A pre-employment credit report provides the employer the exact same information as a consumer credit report that an auto dealer or bank might run when obtaining a loan. However, a pre-employment credit report does not display your credit score. Employers are not allowed to pass judgment based on your credit score. The main purpose of a credit report is to be a gauge of potential irresponsibility and propensity towards theft. For example, if you have extreme amount of debt due to credit card balances and several accounts in collection status and you're applying for a job managing cash, you could be seen as a high risk for internal theft. How can a company check Mark's credentials to ensure he's been honest and truthful in his application for the role?
Screening companies are experts on the rules and regulations of their own countries, but many do not know to what extent regulations or background checks differ abroad. When faced with an international check, there are six key areas to consider: International Background Check 1: Consent and Release of Information Consent forms need to show how information will be treated and who will have access to it. Perhaps third parties other than the company ordering the checks need to review the screening results - such as when an employment agency wishes to share results with the actual employers. International Background Check 2: Criminal Records