A Close Look At Calif.'s New Protections For Ex-Offenders

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 12:48 PM EST) -- On Oct. 10, 2013, California joined the growing list of states with expanded protections for individuals with prior criminal records when Gov. Jerry Brown approved a bill (SB 530) amending the California Labor Code.[1]

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, SB 530 amends Labor Code Section 432.7 to include an additional prohibition for public and private employers related to pre-employment inquiries, and adds Section 4852.22 to the Penal Code, shortening the waiting period to receive a certificate of rehabilitation. Brown also signed AB 218, which, effective July 1,...
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