background check can go back 10 years

Apply at Wal-Mart have a misdemeanor on
record from 2006 denied employment can
they go back that far

Asked on May 25, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, South Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

An employment background check can go back as long or as far as the employer wants it to: there is no law restricting how long they can check. They could theoretically ask to see nursury school or kindergarten transcripts and behavioral records.


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