Employment Applications

Are you worried about the threat posed by prior-salary-question-askers? Well then you can sleep soundly knowing that your California Legislature has tackled this thorny issue.

AB 1017, one of the bills sitting on the Governor’s desk from the last legislative session, would add language to the California Labor Code saying:

An employer shall not,

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