New California Bill Restricts Criminal History Inquiry
October 30, 2017

Compliance Bulletin

A new bill, AB 1008, strictly regulates California employers’ ability to inquire about and use a job applicant’s conviction history. An inquiry is allowed only after a conditional offer of employment is made. The bill also creates procedural protections allowing the applicant to dispute information contained in a report. Importantly, an exemption is provided for any position that is subject to regulation by other laws.

 See CBA’s Regulatory Compliance Bulletin for more information.