California Fair Employment and Housing Council Regulation

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC), a state agency that regulates California’s employment and housing anti-discrimination laws, has published a regulation that addresses the use of criminal history in the hiring process. The new rules, known as the California Fair Employment and Housing regulation on Criminal History in Employment Decisions (the “Act”), are…

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California Amends Labor Code Law

On September 27, 2016, California Governor Gerry Brown signed AB No. 1843 which amends the labor code to prohibit most employers from considering certain juvenile records for employment purposes. Here are the highlights: Employers are restricted from asking applicants or seeking through any source such as a background check, information about an arrest, detention, processing,…

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Connecticut Bans the Box

On June 1st Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed bill House Bill NO. 5237 to “ban the box.” The new law will prohibit employers in Connecticut from asking on an initial job application if an applicant has a criminal record. The law affects all employers with two exceptions: The employer is required to inquire about a…

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Vermont Bans the Box

On May 3rd, 2016 Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed bill H. 261, to “ban the box.” The new law will prohibit employers in Vermont from asking on an initial job application if an applicant has a criminal record. The criminal record question can be asked at any time during the first interview or after the…

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