The cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles recently instituted Fair Chance ordinances that require employers to state on their job postings that an arrest or conviction will not automatically disqualify a qualified application from consideration from employment. Amendments, which went into effect October 1, 2018, include an expanded scope of the law to cover any employer with five or more employees; the prohibition of employers from inquiring about a persons criminal history until after a conditional offer of employment has been made; and the requirement that covered employers display a new poster in the workplace as of Oct. 1, among other updates.

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