NJ Pols Urged To Limit Criminal Screening Of Job Seekers

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Senate panel considering legislation that would limit employers' ability to conduct criminal background checks on job applicants heard Thursday that the legislation would fight crime by helping ex-offenders find employment, while business representatives said the measure may compromise safety.

More than 22 people testified before the Senate Labor Committee in a three-hour session that couldn't accommodate all who wanted to speak about the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act, which seeks to “ban the box” on job applications where applicants must disclose their...
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