Ban The Box

The Legislature of Louisiana passed HOUSE BILL NO. 266 (HB 266), which is also known as the Consideration Of Criminal History In State Employment.

HB 266 declares:

  • State employers may not include questions about convictions on job applications.
  • State employers may not inquire about an applicant’s criminal history until after an initial interview or a conditional offer is extended.
    If a criminal record is found, then the state employer must consider:
  • The nature and gravity of the offense.
  • How much time has passed since the offense occurred.
  • If the offense is relevant to the responsibilities and could have any bearing on the person’s ability to perform the expected job duties.

Employers Cannot Require Employees To Pay For Medical And Other Examinations

The Louisiana Workforce Commission prohibits employers from requiring applicants or employees to cover the cost of a medical examination, drug test or records that are required as a condition of employment.

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