California Labor and Employment Updates for 2018

The California Legislature has passed the following labor and employment bills, which will become law effective January 2018. PRIOR SALARY AND PRIOR CONVICTIONS Salary History Information AB 168 prohibits employers from asking job applicants for “salary history information,” which includes both compensation and benefits.  But where an applicant “voluntarily and without prompting” discloses salary history …

California Cities and Counties “Ban the Box” That Asks About Criminal History on Job Applications

It’s a familiar box on any job application. “Check here if you have ever been convicted of a crime in a court of law.” But is it legal? Recent US Census results illustrate that as many as 70 million American adults have a criminal record of some kind. In California, as many as 1 in …