California Background Checks

By ServeNow Staff

Background checks are an important tool in any private investigator’s arsenal. Individuals, businesses, and employers use background checks for a variety of reasons, but the core cause often lies with the need to uncover any incriminating evidence. However, personal data protection is taking precedent in laws across the globe, as evident in the General Data Protection Regulation Law in the European Union and the UK, and the right to privacy is mentioned in constitutions in numerous countries. While the GDPR has little effects on investigations in the United States, another rule in California is changing the way employers conduct background checks.

In Connor v. First Student, Inc., the Supreme Court of California ruled on August 20th, 2018 that employers must inform applicants/employees of their intent to conduct a background check and obtain consent from said person. While some employers were previously following the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRA), they must now also follow the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) in accordance with this recent ruling. Simply, complying with the CCRA does not negate an employer’s requirement to comply with the ICRAA, as the ruling states that the …read more

Source:: Private Invest