Del. Lawmakers Look To Limit Criminal Background Checks

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT) -- A bill recently introduced by Democratic state lawmakers in Delaware would make it the latest state to bar public employers and state contractors from screening potential hires via criminal background and credit history checks in the early stages of the application process.

House Bill No. 167, introduced on Thursday, would amend Delaware's employment code to prevent any employer from inquiring into an applicant's criminal and credit records until it has tendered a conditional offer of employment, and would exclude consideration of felony convictions more than 10-years-old...
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