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A friend of mine is going to a big 4 - his background check is asking for 25 years of employment history. I've never heard of such a thing. Is this legit?

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Don't know about big4, but my friend referred a 18 years Experience guy for Accenture. He doesn't have 2 years of payslips for the company he mentioned in his resume. His candidature is on hold. Don't take chances.

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It isn't illegal to ask for pay stubs

Yes. It preloads for independence and compliance purposes, which you will have to verify when you onboard aswell. So try and be accurate to save yourself some headache.

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Uhhhhh, I would imagine most people outside partners don’t have 25 years of work history unless you count high school and college jobs, which almost always have issues when being verified. You’re supposed to keep your tax returns for 10 years and I have yet to see a background check that checks more than that..(most employers do 7 years)

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25 is crazy. I did have to supply 10 years for EY last year.

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They probably meant verification of education etc

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