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Unruh Act

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved new regulations concerning criminal background checks for employment. These regulations went into effect July 1, 2017. While employers now have an additional burden of compliance, people with criminal records continue to be punished after they’ve served their sentences.

What happened to the notion that serving time pays one’s debt to society?… Read the rest

A Hobson’s choice can be “free choice” that enables and foments discrimination. The choice is to take something, or not, with no real alternative; there is no real choice. I recently experienced this dirty form of discrimination while applying for an apartment lease—it was a Hobson’s choice experience. I was disqualified from making an application because of my criminal record.… Read the rest

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