Labor and Employment – Criminal Record Screening Practices (Ban the Box)

Bill Number:  HB0541

Bill Sponsor(s):  Delegate Mosby

Subject:  Economic Matters

Bill Summary:

Prohibiting certain employers from requiring an applicant for employment to disclose certain information regarding the criminal record of the applicant, conducting a certain criminal history records check, or taking other certain action before a conditional offer of employment has been extended; authorizing the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to resolve certain complaints informally or to use mediation; authorizing the Commissioner to ask the Attorney General to bring a certain action on behalf of the applicant or employee; etc.

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