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How to Comply with California's Two New Laws Regarding Background Checks

Los Angeles HR Star Conference - Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

February 29, 2012


URL: http://www.hrstarconference.com/la/

Title: "How to Comply with California's Two New Laws Regarding Background Checks"

Location: Los Angeles HR Star Conference - Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speaker: Jared Callahan, Director of Business Development for Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and licensed Private Investigator 

About HR Star:

The HR Star Conference is a free, one day conference on a wide variety of human resources and employment law topics for human resource managers and HR executives in Los Angeles and Southern California. To register for the event, visit; http://www.hrstarconference.com/la/.

About the Webinar:

Employers in California, and employers doing business in California need to be aware of two new laws taking effect January 1, 2012 – California Assembly Bill 22 (AB 22) and California Senate Bill 909 (SB 909) –  that will change the way employers conduct employment screening background checks in the state. Callahan’s session will examine how the laws will change the way employment screening background checks are conducted in the state:

  • California Assembly Bill 22 (AB 22) relates the use of credit report checks of job applicants and current employees for employment purposes. AB 22 prohibits most employers and prospective employers in the state – with the exception of certain financial institutions – from obtaining consumer credit reports for employment purposes. In addition, AB 22 also requires the written notice informing the person for whom a consumer credit report is sought for employment purposes to also inform that person of the specific reason for obtaining the credit report.
  • California Senate Bill 909 (SB 909) relates to the “offshoring” of the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of consumers who are the subjects of background checks. SB 909 addresses the issue of personal information of consumers collected during background checks for employment purposes being sent “offshore” and outside the United States or its territories beyond the protection of U.S. privacy laws. SB 909 amends the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRA) that regulates background checks in California and requires a new disclosure be made to consumers as to whether their PII will be sent outside the country.

Callahan’s presentation at the LA HR Star Conference, “How to Comply with California’s Two New Laws Regarding Background Checks,” will be available in PDF format after the conference at the following URL on Thursday, March 1: http://www.ESRcheck.com/LAHRStar. Visitors will also be able to download ESR’s complimentary white paper ‘Managing the Risks of Using the Internet for Employment Screening Background Checks’ and information on ESR’s new Assured Compliance system that provides automated paperless legal compliance.

Speaker Bio:

Jared Callahan is Director of Business Development for Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and a licensed Private Investigator in the state of California. Callahan began his career in employment screening in 1996 with a private investigative firm. In addition to employment screening, he worked as an investigator in the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of a large workers' compensation insurance company.


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