I accepted a job offer last Friday and signed the papers and filled out the background check form then. Because my current job is wrapping up a project and this new one will have me moving to the other side of the company, I put my start date down a month ahead.
What's the protocol if the check doesn't finish in time to give two weeks notice to my current employer? I'd email my new company but I'm afraid of coming off as clingy or needy. I just don't want to be without a job if the check fails for whatever reason or be unable to give enough notice.