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DFEH Updates “Ban the Box” Regulations and Provides FAQ

Posted in Employment Contracts and Agreements, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Since its implementation on January 1, 2018, The Fair Chance Act has been a source of questions for California employers. Also referred to as “banning the box,” Government Code section 12952 makes it illegal for most employers in California to ask about the criminal record of job applicants before making a conditional job offer. You… Continue Reading

Recent Developments at the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Posted in Discrimination, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s laws against harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in employment, housing, and business establishments throughout the state. It proclaims on its website that it is “the institutional centerpiece of California’s broad anti-discrimination and hate crimes policy.” According to the DFEH,… Continue Reading

Additional Restrictions on Employer’s Use of Criminal History Checks

Posted in Employee Privacy Rights, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations

Last month this blog reported on an ordinance passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors that would ban the use of criminal history checkboxes from employment applications for employers in San Francisco.  Employers statewide should note, however, that a new law became effective January 1, 2014 that adds further limitations on what information an… Continue Reading