Workplace Perspective – an employment law podcast produced by SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC

Episode #2 Employee Selection & Interviewing – Alan Crivaro and Ban The Box Legislation

Welcome to Our Ban-The-Box Episode!

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.


Alan Crivaro, Esq.

Today’s special guest is criminal defense attorney Alan Crivaro. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen will talk with Mr. Crivaro about California’s latest Ban-The-Box legislation. The episode kicks off with insight into the employee selection and interviewing process as a starting point for a discussion on how the newest Ban-The-Box legislation will impact the employer selection process by prohibiting inquiry into an applicant’s criminal conviction history until after a conditional offer of employment has been made and ends by sharing with our listeners our top five etiquette tips for successful interviewing.




Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

California AB1008 – Criminal Conviction History

Department of Fair Employment & Housing – What Can An Employer Ask?

California Code of Regulations Section 11017 – Employee Selection

Interview Etiquette Tips 

Additional Materials:

Orange County Lawyer Magazine Article: WHEN TO ASK, WHEN TO TELL:
by Teresa A. McQueen and Alan J. Crivaro


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SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC offers customized California compliant anti-discrimination training as well as business etiquette training focusing on a variety of important workplace issues – including employee selection and interviewing. For more information check out the Legal Services page on our website.


Workplace Perspective Gives Special Thanks to…

Alan Crivaro, Esq.

Claudia Shambaugh

(Assistant Producer Extraordinaire! and host of the UCI Radio Program “Ask A Leader”)

Stephen Vercelloni

(Composer Extraordinaire! Today’s episode features the song Grifter)

Josh Miller – Josh Miller Video
(Video services provider for SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC and Sound Engineer Extraordinaire!)


TERESA MCQUEEN is a licensed attorney and business etiquette trainer certified by the Emily Post Institute. Some of the materials used in researching and preparing this episode are © by the Emily Post Institute and licensed to SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC.

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