California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

The latest litigation trends, court decisions, & issues on California Employment Law

Tag Archives: criminal history

Friday’s Five: Los Angeles City employers cannot seek criminal background information beginning in 2017

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks
Downtown LAMayor Garcetti signed into law the “Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring” ordinance on December 7, 2016.  The law takes effect January 22, 2017.  The Mayor’s holiday gift to employers leaves only a couple of weeks to them to change applications and hiring processes to comply with the new ordinance.  This Friday’s Five lists… Continue Reading

Criminal background information in California: Five items to understand

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Resources
Generally, California employers must comply with the following rules governing whether they may obtain criminal history information when conducting background checks for applicants or employees: Employers cannot consider prior arrests not leading to conviction in employment decisions. Employers cannot seek information or rely on information pertaining to referral to diversion programs. California prohibits employers from… Continue Reading