Background check (optional clause)

Background check (optional clause)

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This document is an optional clause for an employee background check. This clause is designed for inclusion in the employment contract and requires that the employee provide information to allow the employer to complete a pre-employment criminal background check.

For an employment agreement, see the separate precedent collection, including the “Basic employment agreement (short form)” and “Basic employment agreement (long form)”. Clauses should be adapted to ensure consistence of terminology, particularly in relation to defined terms.

This document has been authored for Lexis Nexis and is authorised by Brooke Pendlebury, Principal, Pendlebury Workplace Law, Sydney.

This document is prepared with the assistance of Specialist Editor Justine Turnbull, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia.