For Massachusetts employers: Mass restricts employers’ use of criminal record information

The hiring process can be one of the most difficult parts of the employment cycle. There’s a whole list of things you can and cannot do. Well, the list just got a bit longer. On August 6th, Governor Patrick signed into law the “CORI Reform Bill,” which prohibits employers from asking applicants about their criminal record in an initial application.

Our partners at Ogletree Deakins have written an article (“Massachusetts CORI Amendment Requires Employers to Take a Close Look at the Job Application Process”) that will help you understand this new law (which goes into effect November 4, 2010). It breaks down:

  • employment-related changes
  • which employers it will affect
  • what employers should do.

To learn more about this topic, read the article by clicking here.


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