To help Human Resources professionals understand new California background check laws, Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live interactive HR Hero webinar titled ‘Background Checks in California: Recently Passed Legislation, How to Legally Use Credit Inquires, and More’ on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific). To register for the program – which has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), visit: http://store.hrhero.com/events/audio-conferences-webinars/ca-background-checking. During the 90 minute webinar, Attorney Rosen will explain why employers in California, and employers doing business in California, need to be aware of two new laws that took effect January 1, 2012 – Senate Bill 909 (S.B. 909) and Assembly Bill 22 (A.B. 22) – that have changed how employment background checks are conducted in the state. S.B. 909 relates to the “offshoring” of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of consumers who are the subjects of background checks outside of the United States and beyond the protection of U.S. privacy laws, while A.B. 22 regulates the use of credit report checks of job applicants and current employees by employers for employment purposes. Participants in Attorney Rosen’s 90 minute webinar ‘Background Checks in California: Recently Passed Legislation, How to Legally Use Credit Inquires, and More’ will learn:
- The practical implications of A.B. 22 and the short list of circumstances when credit checks on applicants and employees may still be permissible in California.
- The impact of S.B. 909 and additional procedures required if employers use a background screening firm that offshores any personal information for processing a background check.
- How to comply with numerous other “only in California” background check rules affecting the use of criminal records.
- The forms and procedures required for legal background checks in the state.