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Only in California – Part 57,315

Posted in Employment Litigation

Back in the 1970s, our state legislature enacted a law to require "destruction" by "permanent obliteration" of records of minor marijuana convictions that were more than two years old.  So while California employers are generally allowed to ask job applicants about criminal convictions, there’s an exception for certain minor marijuana offenses. A group of plaintiffs sued Starbucks arguing… Continue Reading