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How long do background checks take to process?

Once an individual registers, authorizes the background check, completes their Basic information and their Contact Information, Zenefits will submit the check for processing. Background checks can generally take 2-9 business days to complete.

However, background checks are dependent on county courts to verify records, and processing times vary from county to county. If a background check is taking longer than expected, it could still be processing with the county courts.

Under certain circumstances, the processing time for a background check may exceed 9 business days. Administrators can check the status of a background check by entering the individual's information here.

Once the background check is complete, the worker and any authorized administrators are simultaneously notified of the results.

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