Criminal History in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance today to give a “fair chance” to job applicants, barring employers from asking about criminal records during the initial stages of the recruitment process. The ordinance was approved by the council on Nov. 30 by a 12-1 vote, but required a second vote because the initial vote was not unanimous.

The council voted 13-1 in favor of the ordinance this time. The measure will institute a policy known as “fair chance” or “ban the box,” and would require employers in Los Angeles to remove check boxes or questions from job forms that ask about an applicant’s criminal record. Mayor Eric Garcetti has voiced support for the measure and is expected to sign it into law.

“When formerly incarcerated men and women come home from jail or prison, they deserve every chance to turn their circumstances around, earn a living, and redefine themselves through integrity and hard work,” Garcetti said after the initial vote.

Employers with 10 or more workers and city contractors will not be allowed to ask about criminal history until a conditional job offer has been made under the ordinance, and any employer who ultimately decides against hiring a person after learning about his or her criminal record would need to provide a justification for why the job offer is being rescinded.

CNS-12-07-2016 13:23

Court Clears Path For Clippers Arena In Inglewood

Court Clears Path For Clippers Arena In Inglewood

It’s a busy time in Inglewood as the city develops as a hub for major sports venues. The Clippers are set to sail into a new stadium in Inglewood after a judge ruled in their favor. Inglewood Mayor James Butts told 790 KABC’s The Morning Drive the Clippers owner made it a no-brainer deal for…Continue Reading

Marianne Williamson Joins the Morning Drive [AUDIO]

Marianne Williamson Joins the Morning Drive [AUDIO]

On the Morning Drive on KABC, Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson spoke to John and Jillian about the healthcare proposal for the country she plans to reveal in detail within the next two weeks. “We need universal healthcare, so that people can live without the chronic stress – not only those who are sick and need care – but those who aren’t…Continue Reading

Was there a second shooter at Las Vegas massacre?

Was there a second shooter at Las Vegas massacre?

A witness and respected attorney says a key factor in the 2017 Las Vegas outdoor concert massacre is being overlooked.  Attorney Brian Claypool was in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival when the shots were fired. “I personally believe there was more than one shooter.” Claypool adds, “When you’re in the middle of a shooting,…Continue Reading