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CORI Law Changes Take Effect

Changes to the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) law took effect on October 13. The changes update a 2010 law that required employers to remove questions about an individual’s criminal past from employment applications and established statutory time frames for accessing criminal record on applicants.
 
Among the key changes for 2018: This final point is important for employers who use a supplemental application to ask applicants to consent to a CORI background check. Those employers will need to amend their supplemental applications immediately. 
 
Provisions of the 2010 law that remain in effect limiting an employer from requiring an applicant (or employee) to disclose the following specific types of criminal information: To make sure that your company complies with the new law, employers who currently ask about criminal history should do the following:

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