Posts Tagged ‘Criminal history’

New Criminal Background Regulations Coming July 1

Today, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved new regulations relating to the use of criminal background information in employment decisions. These regulations will be filed with the Secretary of State’s office and are effective on July 1, 2017. Employers will have additional burdens under the new regulations. As previously reported, the California Fair […]

27 Mar 17 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Criminal History Regulations: CalChamber Seeks Rejection

The California Chamber of Commerce is asking the state Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to reject proposed regulations that create confusion regarding when employers may consider criminal history in making employment decisions and which could lead to litigation. The CalChamber does not believe the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has authority under the law […]

16 Mar 17 - Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Next in CalChamber’s Lineup of Webinars: Criminal Background Checks

While it’s not a crime for California employers to conduct background checks, strict rules govern when and how employers can check an applicant’s criminal background. Join CalChamber’s employment law experts for an arresting review of legal requirements and issues relating to criminal background checks—including California, federal and local restrictions. “Employers conducting criminal background checks in […]

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Los Angeles employers should review employment applications and other hiring and employment documentation.

Los Angeles Ban-the-Box Ordinance Now Effective

The “Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring” ordinance, also called the “Ban the Box” ordinance, is now law in the City of Los Angeles. As previously reported, this ordinance effectively eliminates the commonly used criminal history check box found on many employment applications. The ordinance, which also imposes a new poster requirement, took effect January 22, […]

23 Jan 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 »