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Maine law will prohibit employers from inquiring about criminal history of applicants

The Center Square
The Center Square
 2021-07-23
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(The Center Square) – Employers in Maine will be prohibited from asking prospective job candidates about their previous criminal histories under a new law signed by Gov. Janet Mills. The new law, which was approved by the Legislature in the final days of its session, will ban companies from screening...

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madelene crane
07-24

I don’t want to be served by someone who doesn’t admit he has a record. That is lying before the person begins. Maybe he has anger management problem should he be serving.

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Someone in ME
07-24

Can't ask if they murdered someone but ok to deny them if unvaccinated? Alright?!?!

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Jason Gatchell
07-24

this is absultely absurd. we as employers have to waste our time with the whole hiring process. this is costly and takes time to only waste the potential employers time and the potential employee. looks like Janet has to much time on her hands. maybe more could be done to get people back to work as small businesses are suffering.

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