How far back can an employer do a background check?

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asked May 27 in Employment & Careers by SarahC8 (560 points)
How far back can an employer do a background check?

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answered May 29 by lulumeon (5,480 points)
An employer if they wanted too can go as far back as 10 years when they pull a background check on a potential employee.

But most employers only go back as far as 7 years when running your background check.

Also some states only allow an employer to go as far back as 7 years and by law they won't be able to go as far back as 10 years in some states on your background check.

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