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Massachusetts: Changes to ban the box, fair chance law go into effect

October 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, Governor Baker signed Senate Bill 2371. This new law modifies the state’s existing ban the box, fair chance law which governs employer use of criminal records in the hiring process by:

  • limiting the time period employers may ask employees about misdemeanor convictions to three years
  • prohibiting employers from inquiring about sealed or expunged criminal records.

The new law becomes effective on October 13, 2018.

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October 13, 2018
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