Applicants for Employment: What to Do When a Conviction Is Not a Conviction

December 03, 2020 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Michelle Galbraith, J.D.; HR Adviser, CalChamber

California and federal laws impose strict limits on employers’ use of criminal histories when considering applicants for employment. They may not maintain a policy barring applicants with criminal records from employment altogether, but must instead perform individualized assessments to determine whether particular criminal offenses should prevent applicants from obtaining the jobs they seek. 

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