Applicant Conviction History in Hiring Decisions Now Barred in California


California joined a long list of states, municipalities, and companies in ‘banning the box’ with its enactment of AB 1008 at the end of 2017.  Essentially, this legislation forbids employers from using a job candidate’s conviction history as criteria for hiring.  To this end, California has barred a number of employer considerations, discussed below. Continue reading