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California Law Prohibits Questions About Gender on Job Applications

Our job application asks applicants to state their gender. Is that allowed under California law? California law prohibits employers from asking, either directly or indirectly,...

State/Local Laws Restrict Use of Information on Criminal Offenses

An applicant voluntarily disclosed that when he was a minor he had a felony conviction that has since been expunged. Can we refuse to...

CalChamber Seeks Changes to Regulations on New Parent Leave, Ban-the-Box Laws

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition seeking technical changes to state regulations proposed to implement two laws that went into effect...

New Criminal Background Regulations Coming July 1

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved new regulations this week relating to the use of criminal background information in employment decisions. These regulations...

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...

City Ordinances in LA, SF Limit Use of Criminal Background Checks

Are there any local laws that affect criminal background checks? Employers conducting criminal background checks in California are limited by state and federal law in...

Proposed Limit on Use of Criminal History Information Will Harm Employers

New proposed state regulations by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) seek to limit consideration of criminal history in hiring and employment...