Revised Criminal History Regulations Effective October 1

September 21, 2023 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Michelle Galbraith, J.D.; Employment Law Expert, CalChamber

In July 2023, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) approved revised regulations related to the use of criminal history in the hiring process — regulations that go into effect on October 1, 2023.

“The new regulations clarify employers’ obligations when using criminal histories and offer additional details and examples,” said Bianca N. Saad, CalChamber’s Vice President of Labor and Employment for Content, Training and Advice. “Employers should take this opportunity to review and update their background check policies to ensure that they are in compliance with not only the existing laws, but the revised regulations as well.”

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