Employment Law Alerts

New California Criminal History Regulations Coming July 1

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Topics: 2017, Background Checks and Privacy

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has finalized new regulations  under the Fair Employment and Housing Act imposing significant limitations on California employers’ consideration of criminal history information when making hiring, promotion, and other employment decisions. The rules, which borrow heavily from existing EEOC guidelines, go into effect on July 1, 2017.

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L.A. Adopts Ban the Box Ordinance; What Employers Need to Know

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Topics: 2017, Legislative Developments, Background Checks and Privacy

Los Angeles has become the second California city, after San Francisco, to adopt a so-called “ban the box” ordinance. The new Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (the “Ordinance”) takes effect on January 22, 2017, and will prohibit private-sector employers operating in the city from inquiring into applicants’ criminal history until after making a conditional offer of employment. Here’s an overview of the new Ordinance.

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