Your place of employment tell's you that you have to sign a statement to give them the right to go into your back ground and check your finances and to make sure your a legal citizan,and to check to see if you might now be a fellon after they have gone through this in the past years, what can they do? They do this every five years, or when they say they have lost the infomation and need to update. They also tell you it's a FDA requirment, and it's the law! Could you bring some law on this? Thank you!Reguards Sir,William
Many companies do a backround check on a continuing basis. Companies that deal with the money or public trust are required to assure that certain classes of felons are not working for the company. This requires continuing checks to assure no new felonies have occurred. Financial employers may also have policies whether they want to employ individuals with credit of other financial problems. Many have a policy that a bankruptcy is grounds for termination.
There are no laws which prevent an employer from requiring continuing backround checks on its employees as a requirement for continued employment.
The law does require an employer to ascertain the eligiblity of non US citiens to obtain work. Those individuals with visas that require renewal must be checked by an employer.
You did not state what your employer does, so it is difficult to pinpoint specific rules.
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