Los Angeles Fair Chance Notice

Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Notice

City contractors or private employers in the City of Los Angeles with 10 or more employees are now subject to new restrictions on how to deal with job applicant’s criminal histories.

The Los Angeles law, while limiting an employer’s ability to inquire about criminal history on the employment application, also mandates affirmative procedures for employer compliance, including a requirement that employers conduct the same eight-factor individualized assessment that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recommends employers consider before making adverse employment decisions based on an individual’s arrest or conviction history.

Take Away: Companies with Los Angeles-based employees or contractors should assess whether they are covered by the law, and if so, whether to revise their applications, offer letters, background check forms and notices, guidelines and documentation for the hiring process.

The Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Notice is now included in A Matter of Fact’s sample Disclosure Acknowledgment and Authorization forms.

Resources:

https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/city-los-angeles-mayor-sign-long-awaited-%E2%80%9Cban-box%E2%80%9D-law

 

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