California Proposes Regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Employment

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 15, 2022, the California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) proposed “Draft Modifications to Employment Regulations Regarding Automated Decision Systems” that would revise the state’s non-discrimination laws with regard to employers and employment agencies that use or sell employment screening tools and services with artificial…

California Bill Would Permit Searches of Publicly Accessible Court Cases Based on Defendant’s DOB and Driver’s License Number

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 17, 2022, California Senate Bill 1262 (SB 1262) was introduced by Senator Steven Bradford (D-35th District) to require publicly accessible electronic indexes of defendants in criminal cases to permit searches and filtering of results based on a defendant’s driver’s license number or date of birth,…

California Bill Would Make it Discriminatory to Ask Rental Applicants about Criminal Records on Initial Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 17, 2022, California Assembly Bill 2383 was introduced to make it a discriminatory housing practice for the owner of rental housing to inquire about – or require an applicant for rental housing to disclose – a criminal record during the initial application assessment phase unless…