Massachusetts has limited certain inquiries into criminal history.
Among other things, employers with 6 or more employees are generally prohibited from requesting any information or using any job application to request a person’s:
- Sealed or expunged criminal record; or
- Misdemeanor conviction where the date of the conviction or completion of any period of resulting incarceration, whichever date is later, occurred 3 or more years (a change from 5 or more years) before the date of the job application or request.
These provisions are effective October 13, 2018. Click here to read the law.
Posted by HR360