Crimes and misdemeanors: more limitations on employers

It's August 2017—are your policies and practices in compliance with the new regulations limiting consideration of criminal history in employment decisions? The California Fair Employment and Housing Council's Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Decisions Regulations became effective July 1, 2017. These regulations are substantially similar to the guidance adopted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in its April 2012 "Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964." If you haven't recently reviewed your policies and practices, they may very well be in violation of California's recently revised regulations.

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