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CalChamber-Supported Background Check Bill Will Speed Up Job, Housing Applications

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks passed the Assembly Appropriations...
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Background Checks Bill Passes Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks passed the Senate this...

New Bill Will Help Stop Delays in Hiring

A recent court decision out of Riverside County has stalled hiring by making routine background checks nearly impossible to complete. SB 1262 (Bradford; D-Gardena)...

Limits to Conducting Background Checks on Job Applicants

My company uses a background check company to conduct background checks on our applicants. Recently, I received a report that included a felony conviction...

New Criminal Background Regulations Coming July 1

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved new regulations this week relating to the use of criminal background information in employment decisions. These regulations...

New Employment Laws Infographic

The California Chamber of Commerce is presenting handy summaries of new legislation taking effect in 2017 that will affect the day-to-day operations of California...

Obtaining Information on Minors Subject to Special Restrictions

Can we do a background check on a minor? A background check may involve different issues, so it is important to know who you are...

Proposed Limit on Use of Criminal History Information Will Harm Employers

New proposed state regulations by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) seek to limit consideration of criminal history in hiring and employment...

Use of Megan’s List Forbidden for Employment Purposes

We did a background check on an applicant and it came back that he was a registered sex offender. Now we do not want...

Reasons to Run Consumer Background Check After Making Job Offer

Can we run a consumer background check on an applicant before making a job offer? We would like to screen out applicants before making...