This site has been created to help educate ALL California employees about the vital importance of the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agency Act also known as the ICRAA.
Why Is the ICRAA Vital?
The California legislature recognized that employees must be treated fairly during the employment screening process.
To achieve fairness in the employment screening process the California legislature drafted the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agency Act (ICRAA) which requires companies procuring background reports or preparing background reports to follow strict rules.
The language of the ICRAA is found in California Civil Code sections § 1786.10 – § 1786.40. The resulting liability for violations of the ICRAA is found in California Civil Code section § 1786.50
The strict rules for violation of the ICRAA result in liability to the consumer for $10,000 or actual damages whichever is greater. The ICRAA statute is unique and DOES NOT require any actual damages to result in liability.