Can I use Checkr to run background checks on candidates under 18?
No, Checkr does not run background checks on minors for a few reasons, including:
Minors are generally unable to legally provide consent, as persons under the age of 18 are unable to enter legally binding agreements, with few exceptions. Even with parental/guardian consent, it is not advised.
The majority of criminal records for minors are sealed, making them unattainable. An exception would be in limited situations where a minor was convicted as an adult.
Minors generally cannot obtain credit until age 18, making credit and address history unlikely to exist.