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      RS 23:291.2     


§291.2. Criminal history; hiring decisions

            A. Unless otherwise provided by law, when making a hiring decision, an employer shall not request or consider an arrest record or charge that did not result in a conviction, if such information is received in the course of a background check.

            B. When considering other types of criminal history records, an employer shall make an individual assessment of whether an applicant's criminal history record has a direct and adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job that may justify denying the applicant the position. When making this assessment, an employer shall consider all of the following:

            (1) The nature and gravity of the offense or conduct.

            (2) The time that has elapsed since the offense, conduct, or conviction.

            (3) The nature of the job sought.

            C. Upon written request by the applicant an employer shall make available to the applicant any background check information used during the hiring process.

            Acts 2021, No. 406, §1.

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