Job Applications: They Can't Charge You For That
Generally speaking, California law prohibits employers from charging fees to job applicants as part of the job application process. This includes fees for copies of the job application, as well as fees associated with processing the applicant's job application. (California Labor Code Sec. 450(b).) Violating this law constitutes a misdemeanor. (California Labor Code Sec. 451.)
Relatedly, California law also prohibits employers from charging job applicants for pre-employment medical or physical examinations that the employer requires as a condition of employment.
The information in this blog post is for general informational and advertising purposes only and is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Instead, you should speak with a California employment attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.