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Change in Louisiana Higher Ed Law Highlights Immediate Need for Pre-Employment Background Screening


Louisiana's governor signed that state's ban-the-box legislation requiring the elimination of the question of criminal history on all applications utilized for admission into institutions of higher education. Adam Almeida, President and CEO of CriminalBackgroundRecords.com offers an opinion: "The action by the governor of Louisiana highlights the ever changing legal landscape covering the use of criminal records in hiring, and should put every hiring manager on notice to review their current pre-employment background screening policies in order to remain fully compliant with existing and potential law."

Waltham, MA (PRWEB) July 11, 2017 - The governor of Louisiana signed ban-the-box legislation that eliminated the question of criminal history from all applications of entrance for institutions of higher learning. Adam Almeida, President and CEO of CriminalBackgroundRecords.com states: "This is a significant move insomuch it further reminds all hiring managers about the ever changing legal environment regarding the use of criminal background records and once again points to the immediate and urgent need for all background screening policies to be fully complaint with existing and potential law."

The ban-the-box movement has spread across the country and has focused, primarily, in public/private hiring. With the new law in Louisiana, ban-the-box has entered firmly into the realm of higher education, at a statewide level. FULL RELEASE

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