Background Checks by CA Employers

In California, a recent Court of Appeal decision is promising to make it harder to conduct background checks on potential new hires. Basically, the ruling will make it harder to find out about any pending charges and may create more “false positives” of applicants being mistaken for a similar-named felon.

The California Court of Appeal recently ruled in All of Us or None of Us v. Hamrick that an individual’s date of birth and driver’s license number cannot be used as data identifying a criminal defendant in public records.

Garen E. Dodge & Jonathan A. Siegel, from Jackson Lewis

Who will this effect? Those businesses and nonprofits who are required to do criminal background checks on new hires.

Learn More: Read more information from this article by Jackson Lewis, one of the nation’s leading labor law firms