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Written By Thomas Ahearn

home-applicant-generated-report-systemSince California background checks are performed differently than in other states, Ory Tucker, Client Experience Director for Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present ‘Background Checks in the Republic of California’ on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Stockton, CA at an event by the San Joaquin HR Association (SJHRA), an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For more information, please visit

In the session, Tucker will explain that in addition to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) there are additional rules and requirements for California background checks that carry a potential $10,000 civil exposure for violating. Attendees will learn how California laws regarding due diligence and background checks are unique and different, understand key areas where businesses that hire or employ in California face significant exposure, and audit their current practices for legal compliance.

Attendees will also review critical “Only in California” requirements that include:

  • Unique language that must be in various forms and on the background report.
  • When a Spanish language form is mandated.
  • Special offshoring disclosure rules, new laws, and cases on credit reports.
  • Social media passwords use by employers.
  • Review the alphabet soup of the ICRA, FEHA, and FCRA.
  • The new EEOC rules on the use of criminal records.
  • The recent spike in class action lawsuits against employers and background firms.

Attendees will find the bottom line is that employers still need to follow all the complex requirements for California background checks as well as federal law. The event will take place at the Brookside Country Club, located at 3603 Saint Andrews Drive in Stockton, California. Check in is at 11:00 AM, followed by a buffet lunch at 11:30 AM and the presentation by Tucker from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. To register for the event, please visit

Tucker joined ESR as Client Relations Manager in 2011 and was promoted to Client Experience Director in 2012. She has worked in the consumer reporting industry since 2005 and possesses a proven track record in client services, operations, and compliance. Along with a deep understanding of the background screening industry, her years of experience show a commitment to serving needs of clients, professional excellence, organizational integrity, consumer protection, and unequalled legal compliance.

Before joining ESR, Tucker worked in background and drug screening client services management, private investigation, legal, and federal government arenas. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), where she is the sub-committee chair of the Education Committee, and a member of the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA). Tucker holds a Bachelor of Science (BS), cum laude, in criminal justice from California Lutheran University.

About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

Founded by safe hiring expert Attorney Lester Rosen in the San Francisco, CA-area in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. ESR provides Effortless Legal Compliance, Proven Expertise, Less Work/Lower Cost, Results You Can Trust, and Painless Migration. To learn more about ESR, visit, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected].

About ESR News: 

The Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) News blog – ESR News – provides employment screening information for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on a variety of topics including “Ban the Box,” credit reports, criminal records, data privacy, discrimination, E-Verify, jobs reports, legal updates, negligent hiring, workplace violence, and use of search engines and social network sites for background checks. For more information about ESR News or to send comments or questions, please email ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn at [email protected].


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