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Employers will no longer be able to ask about an applicant’s criminal history

October 24th, 2017

AB 1008 (McCarty) – Criminal History Background Checks for Job Applicants – Signed

This bill will prohibit an employer from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional job offer is made. This is the so-called “ban-the-box” law which refers to the criminal history box on job applications. AB 1008 will take effect on January 1, 2018.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB1008

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