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How to Comply with Two New California Laws Regarding Background Checks

San Francisco HR Star Conference - South San Francisco Conference Center

July 18, 2012


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

Location: HR Star Conference - San Francisco, CA

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speaker:  Jared Callahan, Director of Business Development, Employment Screening Resources (ESR)


During the session, Callahan will education employers in California – and employers doing business in California – as to why they need to be aware of two new laws that took effect January 1, 2012 that  changed the way employers conduct employment screening background checks in the state:

  • California Senate Bill 909 (SB 909) relates to the “offshoring” of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of consumers who are the subjects of background checks. SB 909 appears to be the first law in the nation that addresses the issue of personal information being sent “offshore” (i.e. outside the United States or its territories and beyond the protection of U.S. privacy laws). The law requires disclosures to be made to consumers before their PII is sent “offshore” overseas, including whether the PII will be sent outside the country.
  • California Assembly Bill 22 (AB 22) regulates the use of credit report checks of job applicants and current employees by employers for employment purposes. AB 22 prohibits employers or prospective employers – with the exception of some financial institutions – from obtaining a consumer credit report for employment purposes unless the position of the person for whom the report is sought is specified under the law. The law also requires written notice informing the person for whom a consumer credit report is being sought the specific reason for obtaining the report.

After the conference on July 18, Callahan’s presentation “How to Comply with California’s Two New Laws Regarding Background Checks” will be available in PDF format, along with a complimentary white paper on using social media for background checks and information on the new ESR Assured ComplianceSM system, on the ESR website at:

About HR Star SF:

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 in San Francisco, California and the Bay Area. The annual SF HR Star Conference draws 750+ HR professionals from terrific organizations in Northern California. There will be 17 different sessions for 2012. To register for the SF HR Star Conference:

Speaker Bio:

Jared Callahan, Director of Business Development at Employment Screening Resources (ESR), brings over 15 years of experience with the operations behind employment screening to ESR. Jared leads a team that communicates the value that ESR brings to a company's employment screening initiatives. In addition to being a licensed private investigator in the state of California, Callahan also works with employers to conduct background checks and screenings and teaches them about legal compliance efforts across the 50 United States. He began his career in employment screening in 1996 with a private investigative firm and has also worked as an investigator in the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of a large workers compensation insurance company.

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