Making Sense of the "Ban the Box" and Personnel Record Legislation in MA
A Survival Guide for Employers
Recent Massachusetts legislation expands protections to employees and job applicants, while creating new challenges for employers. On November 4, 2010, the "ban the box" legislation went into effect. This new law, which prohibits most employers from inquiring about criminal history on initial employment applications, was part of a comprehensive reform of the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information or CORI. The CORI Reform will impact how employers will access and use criminal records in the future. A controversial amendment to the Massachusetts Personnel Records Statute went into effect on August 5, 2010. This amendment imposes burdensome notice requirements on employers when placing negative information into an employee's personnel record.
In this must-attend, complimentary webinar, employers will receive practical tips and advice on how to revise policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the the new requirements, including:
- Tips for drafting compliant employment applications
- Preparing for the 2012 changes to background investigations
- Practical advice on how to comply with the new notice requirement related to personnel records
Speakers will include Littler Boston attorneys, Adam P. Forman and Carie A. Torrence.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MST
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Login information will be emailed to registrants two days prior to the webinar.
CLE and SPHR pending approval.
For more information, please contact Allison Weimer at 617.378.6066 or email@example.com.