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California Law: Recent Amendment Restricts Employers From Asking About Juvenile Criminal History

Feb 01 2017 | In: Posted on Categories Juvenile Criminal History
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Effective January 1, 2017 employers will be restricted from asking about, seeking or using a California applicant/employee’s juvenile criminal history in the employment context. This is a recent amendment to California’s existing law which governed inquiries into juvenile criminal information.

The summary points of the bill include:

    • The law prohibits employers from Asking an applicant to disclose, either in writing or verbally, information concerning or related to an arrest, detention, processing, diversion, supervision, adjudication, or court disposition that occurred while the individual was subject to the process and jurisdiction of juvenile courts/ law.
    • The law prohibits employers from Seeking from any source whatsoever, or using, as a factor in determining any condition of employment (e.g., hiring, promotion, termination, decisions related to a training program, etc.), any record concerning or related to an arrest, detention, processing, diversion, supervision, adjudication, or court disposition that occurred while the individual was subject to the process and jurisdiction of juvenile courts/law.

For more information on Assembly bill (A.B.) No. 1843 which amends California Labor Code § 432.7, please click here.

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