Category Archive: Ban the Box — Prior Convictions

Nov 16

New Amendments to California Proposed Regulation: Limiting Employer Use of Criminal History Information – Lexology

In September 2016, California’s Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) published a second notice of modifications to a proposed regulation that would restrict how employers use criminal history information. The modifications support the proposal’s employee-friendly function, including specific prohibitions on using particular types of criminal history, and a requirement that employers prove that their …

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Aug 22

“Ban the Box” – California Employers Are Cautioned When Using Criminal Records in Hiring Decisions – Lexology

 By now, California employers are probably aware of the “Ban the Box” movement sweeping the nation. Lawmakers and government agencies aim to provide applicants with a fair chance at employment by eliminating conviction history inquiries in background checks, interviews, and applications. Over 100 cities and counties nationwide have adopted similar initiatives to prevent employers from …

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