East Bay Express: New California Law Will Open Up Job Opportunities To People With Criminal Records

September 30, 2014

California has just removed a significant barrier to employment for people with criminal records. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that eliminates a discriminatory policy in the healthcare industry that barred people with certain past convictions — including for non-violent offenses — from getting certified nursing assistant (CNA) licenses. The practice of automatically denying CNA licenses to people with criminal records was particularly harmful to low-income women who had past run-ins with the law — blocking them from accessing stable, living-wage jobs for which they would otherwise be qualified.

Source: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2014/09/30/new-california-law-will-open-up-job-opportunities-to-people-with-criminal-records