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authors: McCarty, Gipson, Holden, Reyes, Weber
co-author: Bradford


In 2013, California passed a ‘Ban the Box’ law, forbidding most employers from asking job applicants about their criminal history as part of the initial job application process. AB 1008 strengthens the provisions of ‘Ban the Box’, forbidding all state and local agencies from inquiring about a criminal history until an employment offer has been made, and prohibiting employers from considering this information unless it directly affects the responsibilities of the job. AB 1008 will help more persons rehabilitate their lives after incarceration. (This bill is now law.)