Bulletin | March

April 1, 2019




As April begins, March ushered salary history restrictions, Ban the Box ordinances, and/or background screening requirements for the following states and cities. For more detailed information, click the link within each listing.

  • March 13th: Cincinnati, Ohio passed Ordinance No. 83, prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history
  • March 14th: North Dakota enacted H.B. 1282, prohibiting public employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal history before the applicant has been accepted for an interview by the employer
  • March 15th: South Dakota enacted H.B. 1032, requiring a fingerprint-based background check for an individual to be licensed to provide money transmissions
  • March 19th: Kentucky enacted H.B. 158, requiring staff members of child-caring facilities to complete fingerprint-based background checks
  • March 19th: Kentucky enacted S.B. 15, amending the requirements for state background checks for school district employees
  • March 19th: West Virginia enacted H.B. 3007, authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to require background checks as a condition of employment
  • March 11th: the New Mexico House of Representatives passed S.B. 96, prohibiting private employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s arrest or conviction history until after the initial employment application process
  • March 16th: the Maryland House of Representatives passed H.B. 994, prohibiting employers from inquiring about criminal histories before a conditional offer of employment has been extended
  • March 22nd: the Vermont Senate passed S. 134, requiring background investigations to be renewed every ten years for state employees with access to federal tax information
  • March 27th: the Illinois Senate passed S.B. 1965, amending the Health Care Worker Background Check Act to provide options for individuals with a disqualifying conviction record to request a waiver of the prohibition of employment 

Topics: Background Checks, Compliance

Jessica L. Troncoso, J.D.

Written by Jessica L. Troncoso, J.D.

Jessica focuses on Validity’s knowledge base of all laws, statutes, and enforcement actions regulating the employment screening industry. Jessica began in the Quality Assurance Department of Validity in 2012 and later worked remotely with the Research Department while attending law school. Jessica worked as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Brian C. Wimes of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the Honorable Peggy Stevens McGraw of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri.