What is a background check?
Background checks are commonly conducted in advance of hiring, for volunteer approval, and for firearm sales. In many cases, background checks are performed to get a better sense for an applicant’s past work history, reliability and qualifications. Background investigations can include everything from interviews of past employers, education verification, court record checks and searches of court and other government databases. Court record searches turn up many criminal records, except those protect by the FCRA and other consumer protection legislation. Department of Motor Vehicles searches reveal traffic violations and speak to your capabilities as a driver, important for many jobs that involve transportation.