7 Year Criminal Background Checks… What’s That? – Background Screening Tips and Tech – Episode 13
On this episode we clear up some of the confusion around what a 7-year criminal background check is or can be.
Establishing a history of addresses reported or utilize by an applicant going back 7 years will give a background screening partner the ability to look for criminal records in all counties of residence going back that far.
The 7-year reportability of convictions and non-convictions is governed by where the employer and/or applicant are located because state rules govern if non-conviction within 7 years or beyond 7 years can be reported. In some states criminal records with a disposition date beyond 7 years cannot be reported.
Keep in mind that often times having too much history on an applicant can lead to longer turnaround times, increased cost and most importantly having eyes on information that is not reportable and should not be used for a hiring decision.
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