More Input Sought On Two Sets of Proposed Regulations: Use of Criminal Background Information and Transgender Issues

Dec 1 2016 - Discrimination, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley

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The new deadline for comments is December 9.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) is currently considering two different sets of proposed regulations.

  • The FEHC is proposing regulations related to the use of criminal history information in employment decisions that impose new burdens on employers.
  • The FEHC also is proposing regulations to specifically address protections for transgender persons, including restroom-related protections.

The Council has made further modifications to both sets of proposed regulations and is seeking additional public comments. This is the third comment period for the criminal history regulations and the second comment period for the transgender regulations.

Visit the Council’s website for more information, including the text of the proposed criminal background regulations and the text of the proposed regulations regarding transgender identity and expression.

Comment Period

Written comments on the criminal history and transgender of regulations can be submitted until 5 p.m on December 9, 2016.

Comments may be submitted by e-mail to and

Written comments can also be mailed to:

Fair Employment and Housing Council

c/o Brian Sperber, Legislative & Regulatory Counsel

Department of Fair Employment and Housing

2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100

Elk Grove, CA 95758

Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content

CalChamber members can read more on current laws relating to Obtaining a Criminal History and Gender Identity and Expression. Not a member? See how CalChamber can help you.

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