Tag: Criminal History

City of Belmont Minimum Wage Increase Beginning January 1, 2019, according to the City of Belmont Minimum Wage Ordinance, employers who are subject to the Belmont Business License Tax or who maintain a facility in Belmont must pay to each employee who performs at least two hours of work per week in Belmont a minimum…

Criminal History Records and Employer Immunity On June 28, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation (H.B. 1419) granting an employer immunity from liability if it employs or otherwise engages an individual whose criminal history record has been expunged or where access to it is limited (via petition or per clean slate limited access). The…

Job Interview Requirements On March 26, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation (S.B. 353) prohibiting local governmental bodies from adopting, enforcing, or administering an ordinance, local policy, or local resolution regulating information an employer or potential employer must request, require, or exclude on an application for employment or during the interview process from an…

Criminal Background Checks and Home Health Workers On March 19, 2018, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation (S.B. 301) relating to criminal history checks for home health workers. The law provides that an expanded criminal history check may be used instead of certain background checks and criminal history checks for such workers. The law also…

Question: When hiring a registered sex offender in Vermont, what notification should an employer provide to its employees? Answer: Employers generally cannot disclose criminal records except as authorized by law. Should the employer hire the candidate, the employer cannot disclose the registered sex offender status to other employees. Given this protection, it is essential that…