Looking For Background Checks And Driving Records

When a California employer is hiring, they need more information than what is provided by employees. One way to ensure they get the right information is to conduct background checks. What job applicants don’t know is that even their driving records information is of great interest to their prospective employers. Certain job positions may require one to have good driving habits. One of them is sales or any other job, such as trucking that requires one to drive. If you are looking for such a position, your driving records could disqualify you from getting a job.

Do Employers In California Check DMV Records?

In California, any potential employer who has a job that requires good driving skills will check your DMV records when complying with California background check laws. Your employer may look for information such as:

ü The number of accidents involved in if any

ü Driving status

ü Traffic violations

When you drove away from the scene of an accident, drove without a license, or any other violation, you may have criminal traffic citations, which can be a misdemeanor or a felony offense depending on the circumstance. A criminal offense may hinder you from getting a job. For instance, you may have unpaid fines, which is a civil violation.

It’s worth noting that employers need not to have your consent while looking for such information. They have the right to get the information directly from the DMV.

However, the law prohibits certain information to be given to employers, including:

ü The Social Security number

ü Information on medical conditions or any disability

If your employer fails to follow California background check laws when collecting your information, you have a right to file a claim.

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