This year, the California Legislature introduced a whopping 2,495 bills – and hundreds of these had to do with labor and employment issues. Governor Brown signed many into law on October 15, 2017. Here are the top 4 new laws for 2018:
“BAN THE BOX” – Criminal Conviction History
Los Angeles and San Francisco already had local ordinances prohibiting employers for asking about criminal histories before a job is offered to an applicant. This new law (AB 1008) applies similar requirements upon employers statewide.