Governor Signs AB 1008 and Brings “Ban the Box” to Private Employers

Existing California law prohibits public employers (e.g., the State of California, cities, government agencies, public universities) from asking an applicant to disclose his/her prior conviction history until the applicant receives a qualified offer of employment.  This law is referred to as “ban the box” because it prohibits employers from asking if the applicant has ever […]

Governor Signs AB 168 Prohibiting Employers From Considering Salary History When Hiring

On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 168.  This new law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2018, will prohibit all employers in California from asking about, or relying on, an applicant’s prior salary history when deciding whether to offer a job and how much to pay.  AB 168 will supplement California’s […]

California Employer Notice Obligations — 2017 Update

Last month, I blogged about AB 2337 which requires all California employers to give yet another notice to all new employees — this time about the employee’s right to take leave related to domestic violence or stalking. You can find my blog post about AB 2337 here. This got me thinking about all the various […]

San Francisco Employers May No Longer Ask About or Consider Salary History

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today approved a new ordinance that prohibits employers from asking candidates about their salary history.  The new ordinance, if signed by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee as expected, will go into effect on July 1, 2018.  Referred to as the “Parity in Pay Ordinance,” the new San Francisco law […]

How to Hire the Right Person

Recently, Adam Bryant of the New York Times published an excellent article on hiring entitled, “The Hiring Manager’s Guide to Hiring the Right Person.”  In speaking with over 500 corporate leaders for his “Corner Office” series, Mr. Bryant asked each of them, “How do you hire?”  Those conversations are synthesized in this article, and the […]