What Does Pre-Employment Background Checks Involve

When hiring employees, HR of the company will perform background checks of the candidate in various ways and it is done to ensure that you are eligible for the job from various perspectives. For this they will take the help of pre-employment background investigators who can pull out all the necessary details of the employee of the company. Many companies will give the same information in the offer letter when hiring the candidate saying that this offer will be implemented after the successful completion of the pre-employment background checks. So, as an expected employee of the company would you like to know what are the minimum background checks they will do on you? Then, read this article.

Credit reports check
Before doing this, the company must obtain the written consent of the employee and this is under the fair credit reporting act. If the credit report information of the candidate made the employer not to hire the employee, then the employer must give a copy of the report to the employee and let the employee know what is the problem. Not every company will perform this check and if they, better allow them to do their work.

Criminal records check
This check is performed by most of the companies. Better not to have any criminal records against you. If you have keep all the things and evidences ready to show them what really happened. From state to state what the private employers will consider regarding the criminal records of the applicants varies. So, check with your lawyer for further information on this.

Medical records check
Some states have strong laws in maintaining the confidentiality with regards to medical records as it is a personal issue. However, under some acts employers can’t discriminate based on the physical or mental condition of the person, but they have the right to investigate whether the employee can do the particular job duties or not. Sometimes, this check is directly performed in the presence of the employee also.

This is the matter of public record and it appears on the credit reports of the individual. The federal bankruptcy act will prohibit the employer from discriminating against the job applicants because they have filed for bankruptcy and they can’t hold a bankruptcy against you.

Military records if any
This records are kept out only in limited conditions and permission is generally required for this. Military will disclose only the information regarding the applicants name, rank, salary, awards, assigned duties and the status of the duty.

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