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State FCRA Rulings

Abide by the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U. S. C. § 1661 et seq. and the following state ruling:

CA Civil Code (Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act) 1785.13.6 – Conviction
No consumer credit reporting agency shall make any consumer credit report containing any of the following items of information (6) Records of arrest, indictment, information, misdemeanor complaint, or conviction of a crime that, from the date of disposition, release, or parole, antedate the report by more than seven years. These items of information shall no longer be reported if at any time it is learned that in the case of a conviction a full pardon has been granted, or in the case of an arrest, indictment, information or misdemeanor complaint a conviction did not result.

CA Civil Code (Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act) 1785.20.5. – Disclosure – Copy of Report
Prior to requesting a consumer credit report for employment purposes, the user of the report shall provide written notice to the person involved. The notice shall inform the person that a report will be used and the source of the report, and shall contain a box that the person may check off to receive a copy of the credit report. If the consumer indicates that he or she wishes to receive a copy of the report, the user shall request that a copy be provided to the person when the user requests its copy from the credit reporting agency. The report to the user and to the subject person shall be provided contemporaneously and at no charge to the subject person.

CA Civil Code (Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act) 1786 et seq.
Under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), most of the background screening reports we provide are considered “consumer” reports, while under the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRA), Cal. Civil Code 1786 et seq., they are classified as investigative consumer reports. It should be noted these requirements are placed only on California employers who hire California residents to work in the state of California.

CA Civil Code (Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act) 1786.18 (a) (7) – Conviction Records
Except as authorized under subdivision (b), no investigative consumer reporting agency shall make or furnish any investigative consumer report containing any of the following items of information (7) Records of arrest, indictment, information, misdemeanor complaint, or conviction of a crime that, from the date of disposition, release, or parole, antedate the report by more than 7 years. These items of information shall no longer be reported if at any time it is learned that, in the case of a conviction, a full pardon has been granted or, in the case of an arrest, indictment, information, or misdemeanor complaint, a conviction did not result; except that record of arrest, indictment, information, or misdemeanor complaints may be reported pending pronouncement of judgment on the particular subject matter of those records.

California Prohibited Employment Practices

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California Counties

Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba

Motor Vehicle Record Search Requirements by the State of California

A Motor Vehicle Report is sometimes referred to as a MVR, MVR Report, MVR Search, MVR Check, a Driver's License Verification, a Driving Records search, or a DMV search. The California Motor Vehicle Report checks the driving record of a potential employee and verifies that an applicant has the driver's license claimed. It may provide information regarding irresponsible behavior, including whether there is a history of substance abuse, repeated traffic violations, failures to appear, and unpaid fines

Checking the driving record of current and prospective employees by using HireSafe’s search of CA DMV records is crucial to the success of your businesses. A search the CA Department of Motor Vehicles records will gather trustworthy information which may pertain to areas of public safety, human resources and other business permissible purposes.

California Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMV’s) maintain and provide driving records in one way or another. CA Motor Vehicle Records (MVR’s) report the applicants’ statewide driving records, including Commercial Driver's License status (CDL) for at least 3 years, oftentimes up to 7 years. It is logical to screen motor vehicle records for any employment position requiring driving, such as trucking, transportation, deliveryDOT compliance or any use of company vehicles. However the CA MVR provides additional valuable insight into the character of the applicant regardless of the position being filled. Most importantly, the MVR is the only source for a verified date-of-birth which is critical for an accurate criminal record search. County court criminal records are filled by name and date-of-birth, not by SSN! Motor Vehicle Reports provide a wealth of personal data that can be used for cross-reference, and criminal offenses pertaining to motor vehicles which may not be revealed by other criminal checks.

California driving record (CA)

California residents who drive on public highways or in public parking facilities must have a California driver license. Records are available for three years for accidents and minor moving violations, four years for fatal accidents and major violations, and ten years for DWIs. It takes ten days or more before new records are available for inquiry, Records are normally destroyed after the Director determines they are no longer necessary to retain. The driver’s address is removed from the record.

California driver’s license configuration

Format: 1 Alphabetic, 7 Numeric
Required Data: Driver's License #, Last Name

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