In December, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law a Ban the Box ordinance called the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring that requires employers to remove questions about criminal history from job applications and restricts them from asking job applicants about criminal convictions until after a conditional offer of employment is made.
The L.A. Ban the Box Ordinance is one of the most progressive in the nation. The law takes effect January 22, 2017.
The ordinance will apply to all city contractors and private employers with ten or more employees. Exemptions will apply for fields such as law enforcement and child care.
To stay compliant with these hiring practices and to read more about this law, please visit the City of Los Angeles website at: https://www.lacity.org/
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