McLeod Witham

Hiring & Terminations

Hiring In Los Angeles? Beware the City's New "Ban the Box" Ordinance.

Though it has become commonplace for employers to include a box for applicants to check on an employment application to indicate prior criminal convictions, employers who do business within the City must now revise their applications to eliminate such inquiries.  The City of Los Angeles is following the lead set by San Francisco to restrict employers’ consideration of an employment candidate’s criminal history.

New President . . . Same California

Control of the Presidency may have changed, however, nothing that happened in Washington D.C. this weekend changes the fact that a variety of new employment-related laws have recently gone into effect in California.  Accordingly, here is a brief summary of the new laws that will impact California employers: