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Magazine article HRMagazine

State Briefs

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CT

Connecticut: 'Ban-the-Box' Legislation Approved

A new Connecticut "ban-the-box" law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. It will prohibit employers from asking on a job application about an applicant's arrest record, criminal charges or convictions, although questions about a candidate's criminal history are permitted during interviews. The statute will apply to nearly all businesses in the state, since it broadly defines employers as those with one or more employee.

CO

Colorado: State EmploymentVerification Requirement Repealed

Colorado employers no longer COhave to complete and retain additional state employment-verification documents for new hires related to the Form I-9, the federal Employment Eligibility Verification. Since 2007, Colorado businesses have been required to keep a separate state verification form as well as copies of an employee's work-authorization documents. …

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