“Ban the Box” – California Employers Are Cautioned When Using Criminal Records in Hiring Decisions

By now, California employers are probably aware of the “Ban the Box” movement sweeping the nation. Lawmakers and government agencies aim to provide applicants with a fair chance at employment by eliminating conviction history inquiries in background checks, interviews, and applications. Over 100 cities and counties nationwide have adopted similar initiatives to prevent employers from…

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Tips for Job Hunting with a Criminal Record

The EJC frequently gets requests for tips for job-hunting with a criminal or arrest record. Looking for a job can be difficult, especially when you have a record that follows you to every interview. But here are some steps to take when you are looking for work. The first thing to do is request a…

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Check out what the EJC accomplished in 2011!

Check out what the EJC accomplished in 2011! 2011 was an exciting year for the Employment Justice Center!  Take a look at our 2011 Annual Impact Report to see some of the victories you’ve helped us achieve this past year: We secured more than $765,000 in back pay and damages on behalf low-wage workers in…

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Workers’ Rights Manual Available Now

The 5th edition of the Employment Justice Center’s Workers’ Rights Manual is a comprehensive guide to employment law in the District of Columbia, with additional information on Maryland and Virginia law.  Chapters include: wage and hour, unemployment compensation, FMLA, discrimination, sexual harassment, workers’ compensation, OSHA, criminal records as a barrier to employment, and more! Purchase…

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