Fixing Your Background

  • Dealing with Infractions on a Record

    In some cases, negative information turned up on a background check may automatically result in rejection for employment, tenancy, or new lines of credit. Other times, further evaluation may be necessary. In these instances, it is important to remember that each individual receives the same opportunity to respond to or correct their record. However, it […]

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  • Fixing Criminal History

    Most background checks trace criminal history back up to seven years. In some instances, such as if an individual is applying for a government or high-security job, infractions beyond this time frame can still be seen. After a certain amount of time has passed, as determined by the state, some individuals may be able to […]

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  • Fixing Your Credit History

    Credit checks have long been standard procedure when screening for tenancy, insurance, or new lines of credit. However, more and more employers are now using credit checks as part of pre-employment background checks. While this is a controversial topic, it is possible that negative information on a credit report could be used against an individual […]

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  • Understand the Potential Legal Issues

    Background checks can reveal a wealth of information including criminal, financial, employment, driving, educational, and other records. While this can sometimes seem like an invasion of privacy, there are laws in place to protect individuals from unfair discrimination. To make certain the information revealed in a background check is used in a proper manner, both […]

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