The date you see here reflects the most recent time we've verified this information with your state DMV. Today's technology makes it easy to find a wealth of information about people; however, gaining access to a reliable (or even official) criminal record or criminal background check isn't always as easy as using a search engine.A criminal record—or “rap sheet"—is a record of a person's criminal history.

Workable is applicant tracking software, which is used by employers to speed up the recruiting process.

As part of the tools we provide, employers can request a candidate background check. You’ve made it through the interview process and your potential employer has asked if they can perform a background check.

This is a good sign – it means they’re ready to hire you and they’re looking for reassurance that they’ve made the right decision.

Background checks are routine for many employers; they provide confirmation for something that they already believe, that you’re the best person for the job and that you won’t pose a risk to employees or customers.

The FCRA is a federal law that governs the production and use of consumer reports for employment.

The law is there to protect you (as a candidate) from privacy breaches or discrimination, and your potential employer from claims of negligent hiring.

Very rarely, Checkr (the company performing the background check) will be unable to validate your details.

Should this happen, they will contact you to check, or resupply this information.

A background check cannot take place without your written consent.

The background check that has been requested will cover: When a background check is performed as a pre-condition of employment, businesses are legally obliged to work in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Workable uses Checkr, a professional screening company to provide FCRA compliant background checks.