Californians with criminal records face obstacles and barriers to employment. For example, Uber has announced more intense screening of its drivers, including background checks every two years and checks on new criminal and DUI charges. But recent laws limit how employers may use an applicant’s criminal history and open licensed professions to those with criminal records.
California Criminal Background Check Reform
The Fair Chance Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2018, is a “Ban the Box” law that prohibits employers from: