Update Applicable to:
All employers with 5 or more employees who have workers in California (for multi-state employers, the employee count applies even if the employer has less than 5 employees working in California)
This is both a reminder and an update regarding additional materials produced by the CCRD.
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations will be updated as of October 1, 2023. The updated regulations govern how employers with five or more employees can use criminal history information when making employment decisions.
What are the details?
We have previously sent out a communication regarding this update and you can read that via the link below. In addition to what was covered in that update, the California Civil Rights Department has provided sample forms and notices that employers can use voluntarily when communicating with applicants about employment decisions based on criminal history.
For more information, please see the links below:
What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the above links and seek legal counsel to review the sample forms and notices released by the CRD to determine if they can be used as is or if they need editing for specific language applicable to the business.
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