Category Archives: Criminal Background Checks

New Legislation Prohibits CA Employers From Considering Job Applicants’ Criminal Histories Until After Making a Conditional Offer of Employment

On January 1, 2018, California will become the newest U.S. state to “Ban the Box” when a new law will prohibit most employers in the state that regularly employ five or more employees from (1) including on any application for employment, before … Continue reading

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New Year, New Employment Laws for California Employers

The California Legislature, local city councils, and other lawmakers have been busy over the last several months passing a number of laws that will impact the employment landscape.  Below is an overview of some of the key changes to be … Continue reading

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Employers Must Be Careful When Conducting Criminal Background Checks on California Employees

The Los Angeles Daily Journal published an article today written by Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. discussing the legal traps unwary employers can fall into when they run criminal background checks on their current and prospective employees.  Employers who do so … Continue reading

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