New Survey Finds California’s “Ban the Box” Law Takes Hold Across the State, Meeting AB 218’s July 1st Deadline

Sacramento, CA—Public employers across the state have successfully put in place new job applications to comply with a California law, which takes effect today, to remove questions about convictions from state and local government job applications and postpone such inquiries until later in the hiring process. A survey released today by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) details these compliance efforts. As a result of the new law, the one-in-four adult Californians, or seven million adults, with a criminal record will have a fair chance to compete for public sector jobs.

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