Posts Tagged ‘ban the box’

CalChamber Capitol News Report Explains Three Significant New Employment Laws for 2018

CalChamber Capitol News Report highlights three important new laws that employers need to be aware of in 2018: parental leave for small employers, restrictions on salary history questions and the ban-the-box-law. In the video, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank recaps the significant changes employers will see in their hiring and leave practices […]

30 Nov 17 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Los Angeles Provides Rules on its Ban the Box Ordinance

As we have reported in the past, the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance is now effective in the City of Los Angeles. This ordinance, often referred to as a “ban the box” ordinance, effectively eliminates the commonly used criminal history check box found on many employment applications. The City of Los Angeles has now […]

3 Feb 17 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Ban-the-Box Ordinance Affects Background Checks in Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles has passed the “Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box)”, a new ordinance that limits the use of criminal history information by Los Angeles employers and also imposes a new poster requirement. The ordinance will become effective on January 22, 2017 (31 days after the ordinance was published). However, there […]

20 Dec 16 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Proposed Limit on Use of Criminal History Information Will Harm Employers

New proposed state regulations by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) seek to limit consideration of criminal history in hiring and employment decisions and will impose new burdens on employers as well as expose employers to litigation. Coalition Comments A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition enumerated its concerns in an April 7 letter: […]

4 May 16 - Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

California Proposes Regulations on Use of Criminal History in Employment Decisions

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) recently issued proposed regulations related to the use of criminal history information in employment decisions. In part, the proposed amendments recap existing state laws that prohibit employers from utilizing certain criminal background information in hiring, promotion, training, discipline, termination or other employment decisions. For instance, the regulations […]

23 Feb 16 - Discrimination, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »