What is in a job applicant background check?

Answer Employers conduct a background check for a job applicant for many reasons. Employers are looking for the best applicants for the job. Information from a background check maybe used in determining i... Read More »

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Is it legal to do a criminal background check on a cooperative apartment applicant?

Under federal law, a landlord may legally conduct a criminal background investigation on a prospective tenant provided that the landlord obtains written consent from the rental applicant. It is rec... Read More »

Do employers have the right to check an applicant's credit score?

It is legal for a potential employer to request a copy of your credit report from the credit reporting bureaus. However, the employer will only be supplied with a copy of your report, excluding you... Read More »

How long does a misdemeanor bad check charge in North Carolina show on a criminal background check?

In North Carolina, a misdemeanor charge remains on your criminal record unless removed--or expunged--by the court. Criteria for consideration include your age when the crime was committed (must be ... Read More »

Does a background check mean you have the job?

On One Hand: The Employer is InterestedBackground checks cost money and take time, so most employers will only run background checks on people who they are considering hiring. Especially if there a... Read More »