Discrimination in Employment Screenings (Watch)

Discrimination in Employment Screenings (Watch)

HB 51 (Jones), SB 102 (Bracy) and HB 433 (Henry) prohibit an employer from inquiring into or considering an applicant’s criminal history on an initial employment application, unless otherwise required by law. An employer could inquire into or consider an applicant’s criminal history only after the applicant’s qualifications had been screened and the employer had determined the applicant met the minimum employment requirements for the position. (Hughes)