The laws about what employers can ask job applicants continue to evolve. Here are four areas of inquiry that are not allowed:

  1. Questions about prior salary – With the passage of AB 168, effective January 1, 2018, employers cannot ask applicants for employment about salary history information, including information about compensation and benefits.
  2. Questions

It’s time once again for the annual roundup of new California employment laws. Since we’ve discussed many of these laws when they were enacted, I’m including links to those earlier discussions.

San Francisco’s new “Ban the Box” ordinance takes effect on August 13, 2014. On that date, employers with 20 or more employees (regardless of location) will be prohibited from asking applicants for jobs in SF questions about:

  • An arrest that didn’t lead to conviction (they can ask about unresolved arrests, i.e. those that are the