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State-Wide BAN THE BOX Law No More Criminal Conviction Questions on Employment Applications

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

On October 14, 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1008 (the “Fair Chance Act”).  The new law puts in place some protections for those individuals with criminal backgrounds seeking employment.  The new law will be contained in Section 12952 of the California Government Code. Background. Existing law prohibits an employer, whether a public agency or… 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

Background Checks Required For Some Working With Minors In Entertainment Industry

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

By:  James Kachmar Governor Jerry Brown recently signed AB1660 into law. Introduced by Assembly Member Nora Campos, AB1660 amends the Labor Code to require certain people working with minors in the entertainment industry to apply for a Child Performer Services permit and submit to a criminal background check. The bill also prohibits registered sex offenders from… Continue Reading