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California: Additional limitations on the use of criminal histories in hiring and employment decisions go into effect

January 1, 2017

On September 27, 2016, Gov. Brown signed a law amending state’s law limiting the use of criminal histories when making hiring and employment decisions. Under the current law, employers are prohibited from using information about an individual’s arrest or detention when making hiring or other employment decisions. The new changes extend this prohibition to include the use of information related to “an arrest, detention, processing, diversion, supervision, adjudication, or court disposition that occurred while the person was subject to the process and jurisdiction of juvenile court law.” Some exception apply for health facilities.

For more information, read CA Assembly Bill 1843.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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January 1, 2017
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