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April 24 2017

Los Angeles Ban The Box

The City of Los Angeles recently issued its Rules and Regulations implementing the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance, providing critical guidance to employers on compliance with the new ban the box ordinance. 

The city's Bureau of Contract Administration posted a "Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) Individualized Assessment and Reassessment Form. This form contains information about the application and interview procedure, employer assessment of criminal history, the Fair Chance Process", notice and posting requirements, maintenance of records, exceptions to the rule, and best practices. 

First and foremost, employers in the City of Los Angeles should review their employment advertisements and applications, and remove inquiries into criminal history or add the suggested disclaimer.