In California, criminal histories (rap sheets) compiled by law enforcement agencies are not public record. Only certain employers such as public utilities, law enforcement, security guard firms and child care facilities have access to this information.Read More
Is information about my arrest record available to a potential California employer in a background check?
In California, employers can’t seek the arrest record of a potential employee (even though arrest record information is public record). If an applicant is out of jail but awaiting trial, employers can inquire regarding an arrest.Read More
The Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) is a California law that requires Read More
Even if you feel that you have nothing to hide or don’t particularly care whether an employer knows a lot about your private life, there are still reasons you should pay attention and understand your rights when it comes to background checks.Read More