Have You Ever Been Convicted Of A Felony?

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Excerpted from sacbee.com, by Jon Ortiz, October 10, 2013

 

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that bans government employers from asking job applicants about their criminal record until later in the hiring process, effectively extending the state’s policy to some 6,000-plus local and regional government agencies in California.

Assembly Bill 218, by Sacramento Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, requires public employers determine a job applicant’s minimum qualifications before they ask about the person’s conviction history.

Practically speaking, that means removing the check-box questions common on many applications that ask, “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?”

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