rockRemember “Ban the Box” and the fair chance employment bill from earlier in the session?

Well, it passed last night. Sort of.

An amendment to the original bill essentially wiped the prior version clean.  Thus, whatever you think you knew about the measure you can put that aside.

What passed last night (House Bill 5237)

Continuing the weekly series of basic (but perhaps not as widely-known) employment laws in Connecticut, this week’s topic focuses on the job application.

Connecticut has an unusual law that prohibits employers from asking about any arrest, criminal charge or conviction that has been erased. 

Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-51i goes one step further too. It requires

Word came down late yesterday about an important case for employers that have California-based employees. 

The case, Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Hohnbaum, is the first California appellate case to rule on the parameters of employers’ duties under California laws requiring rest and meal periods.  The California Workforce Resource Blog has the details, as does the

Without much fanfare, the Connecticut Judicial Branch is now posting criminal conviction records with free access to the public. You can view these records at this link here.  It is easy to search and easy to use.

The possibilities in the employment context are deep and wide as employers may now seek to review this database