Rising Scholars hosted this webinar on February 11, 2022. It covers expungement and record clearance, fair chance hiring, and licensing barriers in California.
List of California licensing boards subject to the new rules in AB2138 (2020)
FAQ about changes to occupational licensing brought about by AB2138 (2020), including a description of when a license can be denied because of criminal history and links to organizations that can provide legal support.
Know Your Rights flyer from Legal Aid at Work provides an overview of job seekers’ rights
This 2020 Toolkit from Legal Aid at Work helps job seekers with criminal records
This 2020 flyer from East Bay Community Law Center provides an overview of clean slate remedies available for formerly incarcerated people.
This legal advisory provides a survey of applicable laws and suggests an approach to employment decisions that will help community colleges comply with their legal obligations.
The Chancellor for the California Community Colleges issued policy guidance intended to expand hiring for qualified students, faculty and staff with criminal records. The policy guidance accompanies the legal advisory issued on December 31, 2018.
On February 8th, the California Community Colleges Chancellor issued guidance on Fair Chance Hiring Best Practices (Policy Guidance) following the December 2018 Chancellor’s legal advisory (Office of General Counsel Advisory 2018-04) regarding the use of criminal history records in hiring, promotion and retention decisions by the community colleges and districts. The policy guidance and legal advisory together pave the way for California’s higher education system to expand employment opportunities for people with arrest and conviction records.
The FAQs were developed for community college students with an arrest or conviction record to learn about their rights and responsibilities when seeking employment with a local California community college.