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Good afternoon Tom, I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. Under the circumstances that you describe, while you may not have begun receiving pay, or actually doing the work for the employer, your start date of employment would have been when you were initially hired and your name was reported as an employee who would be performing the contract on behalf of the contractor. The start date would have been October, 2008. You may reply back to me using the Continue the Conversation or Reply to Expert link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction. Please remember to rate my service to you when our communication is completed. I wish you the best in 2013, Doug
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When potential employers do back ground checks do they just verify that you worked for a company or do they also look at the time you spent with a company ?
Good evening Tom, The standard is to ask about dates of employment and whether the employee is eligible for re-employment with the employer. It is almost a given that dates of employment will be asked for---to verify what you tell the prospective employer.