If you are seeking employment with any agency of the County of Alameda, you are protected by their Ban the Box law (also known as Resolution No. 2006-389). This law does not apply to private employers. Alameda County has barred all of its agencies from asking candidates about their criminal history until the last step of the interview process. The agencies will not fingerprint the applicant or obtain the applicant’s criminal history until after the applicant receives a conditional offer of employment.