California Employers’ Fair Chance Hiring Toolkit

Root & Rebound is proud to announce the launch of the first-ever California Employers’ Fair Chance Hiring Toolkit, a critical resource for California employers, H.R. departments, corporate counsel, and business professionals on “Fair Chance” hiring! Full Article

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I hope other States start a program like this.

In San Francisco the Fair Chance Ordinance is referred to as Ban The Box and for the most part it has been very positive. I live in SF and have been hired by Macy’s, UPS and Safeway in the last year. You should be aware that my date of conviction was June 2008, so I passed the seven year threshold in June 2015. That matters.

In March this year, Bank of America did offer me a great job as a banker with a six figure income, however they did rescind their offer after performing the background check. That hurt but it may be due to the fact that large banks are federally, not state, chartered.

My strong recommendation is that whenever you receive a job offer, you request that offer be in writing. If your date of conviction is more than seven years in the past DO NOT even mention your criminal conviction even if they ask. The Fair Chance Ordinance prohibits employers from looking back more than seven years.

With the job offer in writing, employers will be very reluctant to game the system, so do get the offer in writing.

toolkit,,, how about after a certain period of time be it 5 years, 10 years, or 15 years the person is done with registration! of course keeping in mind the he/she has not committed another sex offence, is this another cheap way to keep hopes up for people? yes it may work for some but as we all know each person has a very different case.

I better get my butt in gear and get more customers so I can hire some registrants. Didn’t know there was still that tax break, that helped someone hire me so long time ago. Just need someone who knows marketing, not my strong point.

I just ordered a copy. I like the idea of networking among each other. It would be nice to do a “Meet UP” for networking to see how we can secure jobs for each other. Heck, maybe, we can come up with a good idea to start our own company. We need people who have a business license and come up with a profitable business, hiring SOs only.

Never give up! I have been working at a hospital for 25 years. High 5 figure income. Got Reg status 23 years ago. Clean record before and after. I was charged with minor ind. exp. 1 time for urinating. I have to Reg for life but still keep my job. started at 6 bucks hr. now over 40hr. About to retire with great package! Don’t give up! Things are getting better now. Thanks to people like Janice B. Keep your chin up. I’m one of the lucky ones. Except for the once a year humiliation (punishment) I have to go through. Looks like sooner than later now, I may fall off that list : ) Keep up the good work Janice and others!!!!