criminal history checks

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

The San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has now prohibited the widely used criminal history check box for employment applications. Unless the Mayor vetoes it, the “ban the box” ordinance will become law no later than Thursday, February 13, 2014. In addition to banning the box, the new San Francisco legislation imposes a host of additional