Legislative Update Los Angeles Employers Ban the Box 11/29/2016
The Los Angeles Times reports that a Committee in the Los Angeles City Council voted on September 27, 2016 to prohibit most employers in the City from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional offer has been made.
State and local governments in California are already prevented from asking whether a person has ever been convicted of a crime until an initial offer of employment has been made. By unanimous decision, the City Council’s Economic Development Committee voted to extend that law to businesses with 10 or more employees, as well as to city contractors and subcontractors. This ordinance will be heard by the Entertainment and Facilities Committee before the full City Council votes.