arrests and convictions

A new Connecticut law taking effect October 1 amends the state’s existing statute regulating employer use of criminal records in hiring and personnel decisions. The amendment specifically prohibits employers from denying employment to a prospective employee solely because the employee had a prior conviction for which he received a “certificate of rehabilitation.”  Along these lines,

Tennessee’s governor recently signed three new employment laws. The first, a social media law, takes effect on January 1, 2015,and provides applicants and employees with social media protections similar to those in fifteen other states.The second, a negligent hiring and retention law, designed to provide a measure of protection to employers that hire and retain

San Francisco recently became the ninth jurisdiction to enact a “ban the box” ordinance prohibiting private employers and city contractors and subcontractors from asking job applicants about their criminal histories until after the first interview. The new ordinance further restricts the types of criminal offenses about which employers and contractors may inquire or otherwise may