Conducting criminal record checks on employees saves money in the loss management department and helps in the delivery of top productivity by ensuring that qualified applicants are hired.
Background checks also help verify past employment records. To be politically correct, it is against the law for a former boss or supervisor to speak negatively of a previous employee; legally, the previous employer can only confirm past or current employment.
Employers are prohibited from giving out any negative information, to the point that he cannot answer whether he would be willing to rehire the person. What can and cannot be revealed by a former employer to a perspective employer is different from state to state.