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HB 2259: What it Could Mean for Employers

HB 2259: What it Could Mean for Employers

April 01, 2019

Is your company giving fair consideration for employment to persons with criminal records?

Martin Pringle Employment Attorney, Michelle Moe Witte, reviews HB 2259 and what it could mean for employers.

If a newly introduced bill in the Kansas legislature becomes law, employers would be required to. House Bill 2259 places restrictions on background checks and prohibits employers from inquiring into an applicant's conviction history on a job application. In addition, the bill provides that a job-related conviction shall not be the basis for an adverse action if the applicant can show mitigation or rehabilitation and present fitness to perform the duties of the position sought. If this bill becomes law, will your company need to update its practices? Track the bill's progress here: #employmentlaw #hr#backgroundchecks #bestpractices #banthebox
http://kslegislature.org/li/b2019_20/measures/HB2259/

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