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States of Work: New Mexico Limits Criminal History Queries

April 11, 2019, 10:38 AM

This week’s “States of Work” looks at a new law in New Mexico that limits questions about criminal history on job applications, as well as a push by Democrats in Vermont for a mandatory paid family leave proposal that doesn’t quite match up with the Republican governor’s voluntary paid leave plan.

Check back every Thursday for a roundup of these and other state and local labor and employment developments.

New Mexico ‘Bans the Box’

Private employers in New Mexico won’t be allowed to ask job candidates about their arrest or conviction histories right off the bat starting July 1.

Democratic ...