Wed. Apr 24th, 2024

NEW MEXICO MAKES ASKING FOR CRIMINAL HISTORY ILLEGAL FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYERS ON THEIR APPLICATIONS

SANTA FE (KSMX)- New Mexico has made it illegal for private employers to ask about a person’s criminal history on an initial job application. Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley said the new law goes into effect Friday under oversight of the state Human Rights Bureau. Private employers are allowed to discuss prior arrests or convictions later in the hiring process.

State agencies already leave out criminal history questions on initial employment applications.

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