A former employer can say anything truthful about your performance. However, most employers have a policy to only confirm dates of employment, final salary and other limited information.Read More
Yes, if the background check is conducted by a consumer reporting agency (not an FBI background check), you do have rights. You can learn more about them in our Read More
Can an employer check the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center database?
Sometimes. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal records database may be accessed for some criminal history checks, depending on the kind of job involved. Read More
Generally yes. Service records can only be released under limited circumstances unless you provide authorization (the military can release your name, rank, salary, duty assignments, awards and duty status without your consent). Read More
If I apply for a position where the employer is required by law to perform background checks, will this affect my rights?
Maybe. When a specific law requires a background check, that law usually outlines the rights employees or applicants have as well. Read More
No, an employer can’t review your credit report in California unless the position falls into an exemption. Exemptions includeRead More