Tag: criminal background check

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Posted in Hiring

Applicant’s Criminal History Off Limits Until After Making Job Offer

We want to protect our company and staff from criminals. Can we ask applicants if they have a felony conviction in our application or during…

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Posted in Hiring

Applicant with Criminal History? Follow Process Before Revoking Offer

We ran a criminal background check on a prospective new employee and the check revealed some criminal history. Can we choose to revoke the job…

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Posted in Hiring

Employers Take Note: Increased Enforcement of California’s Fair Chance Act

On October 20, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced a new effort to identify and correct violations of California’s Fair Chance Act in…

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Posted in Hiring

California Court Ruling Could Complicate Background Checks

California employers should take note of a recent appellate court case that could complicate employment background checks. When conducting background checks, it’s common to search…

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Posted in Hiring

Limits to Conducting Background Checks on Job Applicants

My company uses a background check company to conduct background checks on our applicants. Recently, I received a report that included a felony conviction from…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

New Employment Regulations Expected in 2020

Along with the numerous new laws that hit the books in 2020, employers can expect new employment regulations to take effect later this year. The…

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Posted in Hiring

New Criminal Background Checks Regulations Withdrawn

Sometimes the California legislative and rulemaking processes feel like the 1993 movie “Groundhog Day,” where the same day repeats over and over again. The California…

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Posted in Labor Relations

New 2019 California Labor Laws White Paper Is Ready

It’s that time of year again! CalChamber’s employment law counsel wrapped up their analysis of the significant pieces of employment-related legislation that Governor Brown signed into…

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Posted in Hiring Time Off

Status of NPLA, ‘Ban-the-Box’ Regulations

As previously reported, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has been working on amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to…

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Posted in Labor Relations

Governor Signs New California Employment Laws for 2019

With a few strokes of his pen on September 30th, 2018, the last day to sign or veto bills, Governor Jerry Brown altered the landscape…