Los Angeles moves to “Ban the Box!” The L.A. City Council approved a Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance Nov. 30.
“Ban the Box” refers to laws that prohibit employers from including criminal history during the job application process.
Los Angeles’ ordinance applies to all city businesses with 10 or more employees, as well as city contractors. The law is expected to be effective in early 2017.
Some states and local jurisdictions have Ban-the-Box laws in place. However, just a few require postings at this time. Los Angeles joins Philadelphia and San Francisco, which all require a posting. And, at the state level, Massachusetts and Rhode Island include Ban-the-Box language in other, existing postings.
Posting and Notice Requirements
The Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative requires all employers in the city to display the posting in a conspicuous place of every workplace or job site.
GovDocs will support this posting once released.