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DFEH Releases California Ban the Box Employment Law FAQ

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In September 2020, the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (“DFEH”) published a Fair Chance Act: Criminal History and Employment FAQ.  The FAQ offers a brief review of California’s Fair Chance Act, codified at Government Code section 12952 and commonly referred to as Ban the Box, and reinforces California’s ...

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Oakland Landlords May Not Ask Tenants About Criminal Records on Applications

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Beginning in 2020, Oakland tenants do not have to disclose criminal records on initial applications. The Oakland Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, also referred to as the Oakland Ban the Box housing law prohibits Oakland landlords from considering criminal record information and conducting criminal background checks at the initial rental application ...

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Berkeley Landlords May Not Ask Tenants About Criminal Records on Applications

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Beginning in 2020, Berkeley tenants do not have to disclose criminal records on initial rental applications. The Berkeley Fair Chance Housing law, also known as Ban the Box housing or the Ronald V. Dellums Fair Chance Access to Housing & Public Health & Safety Ordinance, bans the box for Berkeley ...

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California Employers May Not Ask About Criminal Record on Applications

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Under California’s Fair Chance Act, also known as Ban the Box, California employers cannot inquire about criminal history on employment applications.  The Ban the Box Law seeks to remove the stigma associated with criminal records and give all applicants a fair chance at securing employment.       Can California ...

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California Ban the Box Exceptions

5 Positions Not Covered by California Ban the Box

California’s Ban the Box law protects people with conviction histories attempting to gain employment. Now, employers may not consider or ask about an applicant’s conviction history until after extending a conditional employment offer.  When an applicant has a prior conviction, the employer must adhere to strict notice and disclosure requirements, including ...

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Does California’s Ban the Box Law Cover Cannabis Jobs?

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Although only launching in 2018, California’s thriving cannabis industry is ripe with job opportunities. Indeed, marijuana industry-related employment listings on job search website Indeed.com spiked more than 1,200 percent over the last four years. California’s recently enacted Ban the Box law, which prohibits employers from asking applicants about conviction history ...

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5 Positions Not Covered by California’s Ban the Box Law

5 Positions Not Covered by California Ban the Box

California’s Ban the Box law protects people with conviction histories attempting to gain employment. Now, employers may not consider or ask about an applicant’s conviction history until after extending a conditional employment offer.  When an applicant has a prior conviction, the employer must adhere to strict notice and disclosure requirements, including ...

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Looking for Work with Conviction History Involving Drug or Alcohol Abuse? Request Reasonable Accommodation During Ban the Box Screening

Requesting Reasonable Accommodation for Ban the Box Applicant

Ban the Box laws generally prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicant’s conviction history before making a conditional employment offer.  Once the employer makes the offer, they are allowed to investigate the applicant’s conviction history.  After completing an individualized assessment, the employer cannot deny employment unless the criminal history, in ...

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5 Things You Must Do Now if an Employer Violated Ban the Box

California’s Ban the Box Law, officially known as the California Fair Chance Act, assists Californians with conviction histories with re-entry into society by prohibiting employers from asking about conviction history before making a job offer.  Searching for employment with a criminal record is tough.  Consequently, the Ban the Box Law ...

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