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New California Requirements for Using Criminal History in Employment Decisions Take Effect July 1

Effective July 1, California employers must comply with new Fair Employment and Housing Council regulations when considering an applicant’s or employee’s criminal history. The regulations further limit an employer’s use of criminal history in making employment decisions and largely reflect the EEOC’s 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions. KEY TAKE AWAY AND REQUIRED HR ACTION This article provides a detailed summary of the new regulations. However, the key takeaway is that employers who determine that an individual is not qualified for employment based on a conviction record must provide that individual with notice of the

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