Bill would halt employers asking about criminal convictions
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire employers would not be able to ask potential workers about past criminal convictions on their initial applications under a bill that has passed the state Senate.
Democratic supporters of the bill say employees shouldn’t throw out a job application because of someone’s criminal past until the person has a chance to be interviewed in person or by phone. They argued it would particularly help those in recovery from opioid addiction get a second chance.
Republican opponents said the bill would take away decision-making power from employers.
The bill now goes to the House.