Indiana bars criminal history question for state job applicants

Indiana bars criminal history question for state job applicants

Excerpted from theindianalawyer.com

Applicants for Indiana state jobs in the executive branch will no longer be asked if they have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime.

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order stating applications for state jobs will no longer ask the question, effective July 1.

Holcomb signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 312, which forbids cities from banning employers from asking the question on job applications. But he also vowed he would “ban the box” on most state job applications that asks job-seekers to disclose prior convictions. The executive order follows through on that pledge.

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