Background check unique question

Not sure if anyone knows the answer to this, but basically I interned at a firm off cycle and they conducted a background check on me and I passed. I have a misdemeanor on my record of drinking/drugs, don't want to get into specifics.

My question is basically, because I am about to intern at the same company for the summer, the company is running another background check on me. Do they legally have to pass me because they passed me the first time? Or is it possible they could reevaluate and rescind the offer this time?

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  • Associate 2 in HF - Other
May 12, 2020 - 3:14am

lol this same thing happened to me 7 years ago. I passed the background check when I got the offer but between that and when I started I got a misdemeanor MIP for underage drinking, and they run another check at the start of the internship. HR threw a little fit but ultimately I was allowed to continue my summer.

depending on the actual "crime" you should disclose it immediately to your boss if you know who you're working for. chances are he won't care if it's alcohol/marijuana and it will be fine (please don't say it was cocaine). I wasn't convicted of the misdemeanor though, it was just an open case which was an issue at the time (ended up being thrown out "in the interest of justice" aka they didn't want to fuck up a 20 year olds life for no reason) . they are under no obligation to legally pass you again at all, but the best bet is to get in front of it as it will got flagged again.

most background checks only ask if you have a misdemeanor, if it relates to fraud or theft etc. (since then you're prone to stealing money and shit). I don't think this will break you, but don't try to hide it at all. I got in trouble cuz I didn't report the issue to them immediately.

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Dec 24, 2020 - 3:54am

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