Policy

State Legislation: AB 1008 (McCarty): Employment discrimination: prior criminal history

Under this mandate, an amusement park, private health care facilities, transit drivers, etc., all who have positions with access to vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly, would not be allowed to inquire into whether an applicant had any felony convictions for sexual assault or abuse of minors, if an individual was convicted more than seven years ago.

Federal Legislation: S. 1034 – Agricultural Worker Program Act

The Agricultural Worker Program Act would allow many undocumented farm workers and their family members the opportunity to earn legal immigration status and citizenship. Under the Agricultural Worker Program Act, farm workers who have worked in agriculture for at least 100 days in each of the past two years may earn lawful “blue card” status.