Laws on Background Checks

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There are no laws prohibiting what a former employer can or cannot say in a background check, but federal laws regarding the transfer of credit information tend to determine what a former employer can say. Discover what to do when a former employer is suspected of providing false information with help from a certified civil mediator in this free video on background check laws.

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You have recently left the employment of one employer and you are now out in the job market trying to find another job and the going is very tough and you are starting to wonder whether your former employer is giving you a fair shake with regarding to inquiry by perspective employers. Hello I'm Robert Todd and I'm here to answer the question what are the laws on background checks? Well it may be difficult to believe that there are no laws per say prohibiting the conduct of what a former employer can or cannot say. It is more a combination of laws and they of course are going to vary from state to state. The federal laws regarding the transfer of information about your credit to some extent determines what a former employer can tell a perspective employer about you but not specifically. If you believe that your former employer is giving false information or defaming you in any way you may want to consider hiring the services of an attorney to investigate on your behalf and represent you in this matter. I'm Robert Todd and thank you for watching.

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