The Los Angeles Metropolitan Statistical Area is one of the most densely-populated regions in the US, containing Orange County and Los Angeles County, the latter of which is the most populous county in the U.S. Despite consisting of only two counties, the area is home to approximately 13.3 million people. Three core cities lend this MSA its name. The region also contains the cities of Pasadena, Fullerton, Irvine, and Anaheim along with at least 20 other cities with a population of over 100,000. The Census Bureau defines a wider commercial region based on commuting patterns, known as the Los Angeles- Huntington Beach, CA Combined Statistical Area (CSA). This is more commonly known as the Greater Los Angeles Area. With an estimated population of over 18 million, the area includes three additional counties: Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino.
Though broadly similar to Los Angeles rules, the statewide law applies to employers of five or more people. Other features, such as using the EEOC criteria to judge the relevancy of a conviction and an applicant's right to appeal adverse decisions, function in much the same way. An additional law prohibits employers from making decisions based on arrests that did not yield a conviction.