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Louisiana's New Fair Chance Law Went into Effect August 1, 2021

Posted by Johnna Leeds

Aug 13, 2021 9:31:50 AM

Effective August 1, 2021, Louisiana joined the growing list of states and localities with “Fair Chance” laws by enacting its own law restricting an employer’s consideration of criminal history in hiring decisions.

What Louisiana Employers Need to Know

1) Unless otherwise provided by law, Louisiana now prohibits employers (those with 20 or more employees in the state) from considering an arrest record or a charge that did not result in a conviction if the information was received in the course of a background check.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, EEOC, Employer hot topics, employer compliance, Fair Chance Act, Second Chance Law, Louisiana, consideration of criminal history

New "Second Chance Law" Passed in Arizona

Posted by Tammy Henry

Jul 7, 2021 1:00:00 PM

On April 1, 2021, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law House Bill (H.B.) 2067. This amends Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) Section 13-905 to allow the courts to issue an order for a “Certificate of Second Chance” for individuals “whose judgment of guilt is set aside” after a criminal conviction. H.B. 2067 allows individuals who receive a Certificate of Second Chance the opportunity to apply for and obtain occupational licenses in Arizona, and provides some additional protections to employers, among other provisions. The new law takes effect on August 27, 2021.

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Topics: Employer hot topics, background checks, employer compliance, Arizona, Second Chance Law

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