Sample Background Check Notice To Job Applicant

Prior to making an offer of employment, your organization may choose to conduct a job-related background check. A comprehensive background check may consist of prior employment verification, professional reference checks, education confirmation and/or criminal record and credit checks. Third-party services may be hired to perform these checks. The following sample background check notice should be provided to applicants prior to initiating a pre-employment background investigation.

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The purpose of this notice is to inform you that we will be conducting a pre-employment background investigation in conjunction with your application for employment with our company. This background investigation may involve verifying or reviewing any of the following relevant information:

  • Social Security Number
  • DMV Record
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Prior Employment History
  • Educational History

As part of this investigation, the Company will obtain a consumer report from a Consumer Reporting Agency, [insert name of Agency], for employment purposes. The Company may use information in the consumer report for decisions related to your employment. A copy of the report will be provided to you, free of charge, if you wish.

By your signature below, you authorize the Company to obtain this consumer report. If you wish to receive a copy of the report, please include your address below. This notice and authorization is in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

I authorize the Company to obtain a consumer report for employment purposes.

Signature: _________________________________________ Name (print): _______________________________________ Date: ________________

I wish to receive a copy of my consumer report. My address is:

Print Name (Last, First, & Middle)
Street AddressCityStateZip Code

Please note that this document is intended for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal information or advice. If you need additional assistance or would like to learn more about Solid Business Solutions and our HR compliance solutions for your business, please contact us today at (888) 762-2075.

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