2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - Labor And Workmen's Compensation
Section 34:6B-14 - Prohibited Actions By Employer During Initial Employment Application Process.

NJ Rev Stat § 34:6B-14 (2016) What's This?

34:6B-14 Prohibited actions by employer during initial employment application process.

4. a. Except as otherwise provided in section 6 of this act:

(1)An employer shall not require an applicant for employment to complete any employment application that makes any inquiries regarding an applicant's criminal record during the initial employment application process.

(2)An employer shall not make any oral or written inquiry regarding an applicant's criminal record during the initial employment application process.

b.Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. of this section, if an applicant discloses any information regarding the applicant's criminal record, by voluntary oral or written disclosure, during the initial employment application process, the employer may make inquiries regarding the applicant's criminal record during the initial employment application process.

c.Nothing set forth in this section shall be construed to prohibit an employer from requiring an applicant for employment to complete an employment application that makes any inquiries regarding an applicant's criminal record after the initial employment application process has concluded or from making any oral or written inquiries regarding an applicant's criminal record after the initial employment application process has concluded. The provisions of this section shall not preclude an employer from refusing to hire an applicant for employment based upon the applicant's criminal record, unless the criminal record or relevant portion thereof has been expunged or erased through executive pardon, provided that such refusal is consistent with other applicable laws, rules and regulations.

L.2014, c.32, s.4.


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