The Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) is a California law that requires 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
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
Yes, you have the right to review your personnel files and make copies of documents you've signed in California. Read More
No, the California Labor Code prohibits an employer from seeking salary history information about an applicant for employment. Salary history information includes both your rate of compensation and information about other benefits. Read More
In California, can a background check reveal information about my workers’ compensation claim history?
Yes, it can. When an employee’s claim goes through the state system or the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), the case becomes public record. Read More
Yes, but all verifiable sources of income must be considered the same. For example, disability income may not be treated differently from office job income.Read More