New California Requirements for Disclosure/Authorization Forms

New California law regarding background screening go into effect January 1, 2012 and require revisions to employers’ disclosure/authorization forms. Effective January 1, 2012, there is an important amendment to California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), California Senate Bill 909 (SB 909), requires that employers include the background screening company’s website address on the disclosure form. This additional provision is designed to make information available to an applicant about the background check company’s privacy practices, including whether a consumer’s personal information will be ‘offshored’ or sent outside the United States.

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