California Laws on Employer Use of Arrest and Conviction Records
If you are among the estimated one in four Americans with a criminal record, you might face an uphill battle in your job search. Surveys show that a majority of employers-92%, according to one survey-perform criminal background checks when hiring for at least some positions.
If a prospective employer finds out that you have an arrest or conviction record, you might find it difficult to compete, especially in today's tight job market.
Job seekers with criminal records have some legal rights. Federal and state laws place some limits on how employers can use these records in making job decisions. California has a number of legal protections in place for job seekers.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com