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Flurry of New Employment Laws Regulating Use of Criminal Records Continues with Expanded Restrictions in IN, NC, TX and Buffalo, NY

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Released in April 2012, the updated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Enforcement Guidance specifies public policy interests for protecting the employment of ex-offenders in the workplace under “Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1963.” Minnesota recently passed its own “Ban the Box” law […]

Minnesota Enacts “Ban the Box Law”

Minnesota Enacts “Ban the Box Law”

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Due to recent amendments, Minnesota will restrict the timing during which private employers may inquire into an applicant’s criminal history prior to employment as of January 1, 2014. The new law does not prohibit inquiring into or considering a candidate’s criminal past, but limits when an employer can do so. Rep. Tim Mahoney stated that […]