If the answer to that question is “yes,” you should be aware that, on May 13th, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill prohibiting criminal history requests on employment applications.  This bill has certain limited exceptions, but beginning January 1, 2014, it will generally be illegal in Minnesota for employers to consider or require the disclosure of a criminal record or criminal history of an applicant for employment until after the applicant has been selected for an interview or a conditional job offer has been made to the applicant.

Our employment law attorneys would be happy to assist you in working with changes in law or with any other employment law questions you may have.

For more information, contact Davenport Evans at [email protected] or call 605-336-2880.

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of the state’s largest law firms.  The firm’s attorneys provide business and litigation counsel to individuals and corporate clients in a variety of practice areas.