New California law would give break to job seekers with criminal past
Last Updated: 61 days ago
SACREMENTO, Calif. - A bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown, Thursday, would remove the question on state job applications that asks about an applicant's criminal record.
The bill requires that government employers determine a job applicant's minimum qualification first, before asking about their history.
The check-box that is commonly seen on many applications, which asks "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" will be removed.
The law is scheduled to take effect July 1.
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