Background Check Policy

Policy Statement

As all positions in LAL USA could allow the employee to be in a situation whereby there is unsupervised interaction with children LAL intends to conduct a background check and/or investigation for every applicant in order to determine an applicant’s fitness for the particular position sought. We may also conduct a background check and/or investigation when determining whether an employee is appropriate for continued employment, promotion or transfer. Generally, a conviction for a crime, which constitutes a felony in any jurisdiction of law, may disqualify any individual seeking employment in a position where the nature of the crime creates a potential conflict of interest, or potential threat of damage, harm or hazard to the Company’s interests. The arrest or conviction for any crime that does not constitute a felony may also potentially lead to similar disqualification. Any decision concerning exclusion from any particular employment based upon the results of any background check and/or investigation will be at the sole discretion of the Company.

This background information may be obtained in the form of consumer reports and/or investigative consumer reports (commonly known as background reports). These background reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of your authorization and, if you are hired or engaged by LAL throughout your employment with the Company or your contract period.

The types of information that may be obtained include, but are not limited to: social security number verifications; address history; credit reports and history; criminal records and history; public court records; driving records; accident history; worker’s compensation claims; bankruptcy filings; educational history verifications (e.g., dates of attendance, degrees obtained); employment history verifications (e.g., dates of employment, salary information, reasons for termination, etc.); personal and professional references checks; professional licensing and certification checks; drug/alcohol testing results, and drug/alcohol history in violation of law and/or company policy; and other information bearing on your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, mode of living and credit standing.

This information may be obtained from private and public record sources, including, as appropriate: government agencies and courthouses; educational institutions; former employers; personal interviews with sources such as neighbors, friends and associates; and other information sources. If LAL should obtain information bearing on your credit worthiness, credit standing or credit capacity for reasons other than as required by law, then LAL will use such credit information to evaluate whether you should be offered a position or be permitted to retain your position.