Background Investigations

Effective June 1, 2005, a new federal rule requires employers to take appropriate measures to dispose of sensitive information derived from consumer reports. The purpose of this new “Disposal Rule” is to reduce the risk of consumer fraud and identity theft created by the improper disposal of consumer information.
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On January 31, 2005, a California Court of Appeal decided in the case of Gene Moran v. Murtaugh, Miller, Meyer & Nelson, LLP, et al. that, pursuant to California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (the “Act”), employers must provide employees copies of public records uncovered in the context of an investigation into the employee’s wrongdoing or misconduct within a reasonable time after the investigation is complete.
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