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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

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors Severely Limits Employers’ Criminal History Checks and “Bans The Box”

Posted in Labor Law

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… Continue Reading