Restrictions on Obtaining Criminal History

​When it comes to criminal background checks in California, the rules have changed.

Employers with five or more employees can neither ask applicants questions about criminal history, nor use criminal history information to inform their hiring decisions until after an initial offer of employment has been made. Employers also must follow set processes before making any employment decision based on criminal history information.​

  • ​Read about 2018 legislation and 2017 regulation​s.

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