Massachusetts Employment Law Updates – 2018
On April 13, 2018, Governor Baker signed Senate Bill 2371. This new law modifies the state’s existing ban the box, fair chance law which governs employer use of criminal records in the hiring process by:
- limiting the time period employers may ask employees about misdemeanor convictions to three years
- prohibiting employers from inquiring about sealed or expunged criminal records.
On April 13, 2018, the Attorney General’s office issued a informational document entitled An Act to Establish Pay Equity: Overview and Frequently Asked Questions that discusses changes to the state’s Equaly Pay Act that go into effect on July 1, 2018.