Can a 17-Year-Old Sign to Authorize a Background Check?

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Background checks have become a fairly standard component of the hiring process. Most employers perform some form of background screening, though it varies in terms of how in-depth it is and what is covered. This can not only help the employer with decision-making but also ensure the employer uncovers potential issues.

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For employers that hire anyone under the age of 18, however, it becomes an entirely different question. Generally speaking, a minor is not legally able to enter into any type of legally binding agreement or contract—but does an authorization for background screening fall

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