Information On Checking Job references

1. Get Signed Permission.

Never undertake inquiries about a prospective or current employee without written permission from the applicant or employee without first having signed and dated authorization.

For a sample form and tips on checking with prior employers:  Click Here

2. Ask as many questions as the previous employer will allow.

Just getting dates of employment  doesn’t tell you much about the applicant.

 3. Point out any employer shield laws your state may have that protect employers from lawsuits if they give out information that is correct.

Remember, a prior employer can sometimes face serious liability for not disclosing factual and relevant information about a prior employee.

Please visit our site map for possible employer shield laws and other employment screening tips that may apply.Find the state you are looking for and click on that state’s employment screening link.

1. Have a carefully prepared list of questions you would like to ask.

2. Be sure they are questions that are allowed and that pertain to the job and are not illegal questions.

3. Only allow employees that are familiar with employment laws to participate in the interview process.

Even though many employers will not provide it, we will inquire about past salary, reason for leaving, work performance, reliability and if eligible for rehire If the employer is willing to provide any of this additional information.

Please see the page from our website below regarding all Credential Verifications:

 We can provide  Education verifications, previous employment verifications  and professional license verifications .

Education verification.

Same cost as employment verification except we attempt to verify degree attained, dates of enrollment and graduation date.

Some schools charge per degree attained if more than one degree verification is requested.


Automated system access fees are in addition and based on the employer or educational institutions requirements.

These access fees are charged by the Employee Records management company and not by National employment Screening LLC.  

 We do not always know if these fees are applicable until we are notified by the employer that we must utilize the third party administrator.  

After receiving this notice we ask for your authorization and approval before completing the verification. Please see the page below regarding potential additional fees if and when they apply:


 Turnaround times of course depend on the level of cooperation we receive from the individual employer or educational institution.

We begin attempting the verification process as soon as we receive the request from you and return the results promptly.

Our Automated Employment Screening provides an applicant controlled process that allows
FCRA compliant background check forms, including Electronic Chain-Of-custody  forms
and  releases to be completed online by the applicant.

We provide several short   videos   to  easily acquaint you with the system.

This  makes the background check process fast and easy.

Please   Click   or call for more information

All of our reports are FCRA compliant.

Call us now at 800-459-3034 and begin ordering instant driving records and background checks within minutes or:

A price list will be promptly e-mailed to you.


None of the information contained in this web site should be construed as legal advice. All forms, policies, information and procedures should be reviewed by your legal counsel before being used in any way.


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