“Ban the Box” ~ Are you ready?


Today, our colleagues Stacie Yee and Kimberly Higgins posted their client alert discussing a City of Los Angeles ordinance, effective January 22, barring certain private employers doing business in the city from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal history until a conditional offer of employment has first been extended. Under the ordinance, covered employers must follow a very demanding procedure before taking an adverse action based on an applicant’s criminal history. The alert is titled “Ban the Box” Has Arrived in the City of Los Angeles—Are You in Compliance?