GoodHire has launched a technology solution to automatically guide employers through California’s new Fair Employment and Housing Act laws, which took effect July 1.
The act led to an increased risk of lawsuits for employers in the state. Now, according to GoodHire, companies must navigate state and local fair chance laws that contain complex, overlapping rules mandating how businesses evaluate job candidates’ criminal histories. With GoodHire’s new workflow, employers can seamlessly follow the new laws. Additionally, they can be guided through traditional federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and EEOC guidelines.
"Employers won't have to keep changing their processes as laws change," GoodHire co-founder Brian Monahan said in a statement. "We automate compliance, giving teams peace of mind knowing they're following the letter and the spirit of these fair chance laws."
Matthew Monahan, CEO of GoodHire's parent company Inflection, noted what he believed to be another advantage of the technology solution.
"Through easy mobile workflows and smart automation, GoodHire frees HR to focus on the human side of hiring,” Monahan said.