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Breaking News: California Restricts Employer’s Ability to Make Decisions Based on Criminal History

Hey Compliance Warriors!

We all know California employment law is a constant challenge. Here is an update on an employer’s ability to hire or not based on criminal history.  Read on…

Article via https://www.littler.com/

“California further Restricts Employer’s Ability to Make Decisions Based on an Individual’s Criminal History

On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1008, which will add a section to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) containing new state-wide restrictions on an employer’s ability to make pre-hire and personnel decisions based on an individual’s criminal history, including a significant and far reaching “ban-the-box” component. AB 1008, which is effective on January 1, 2018, continues the recent flurry of criminal background legislation activity in California, including new statewide regulations on the consideration of criminal records in employment decisions and the City of Los Angeles’s recent ban-the-box law, which also mandates an individualized assessment of an applicant’s criminal history prior to any employment decision based on a criminal record.

California employers with at least five employees should attend this important webinar to understand the finer points of what is lawful and what is unlawful during the application and criminal history background check process. Our presenters will explore considerations regarding policies, procedures, and other documents related to the screening process (e.g., job applications, offer letters, guidelines for recruiters, etc.).”

For more information on this topic see: https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/california-employers-are-subject-new-requirements-when-using-criminal


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Please contact Nichole Ensley at NEnsley@littler.com or 415.216.1213.


Until Next Time, Be Audit Secure!

Lisa Smith



Lisa Smith is CEO of Andere Development, LLC and Chief Content Developer at BeAuditSecure.com. Follow her on Twitter, connect with her on LinkedIn, listen to her Small Business Spoonfuls Podcast, and find more from her in Audit-Secure Authority at BeAuditSecure.com.

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