Last Updated: August 2017
We update this overview of Connecticut background check laws and ban-the-box rules often. But laws change quickly, and we cannot guarantee all information is current. Always consult your attorney for legal advice.
STATE LAWS — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES
Who must follow: This ban-the-box law applies to all employers in Connecticut.
Timing of inquiry: Employers in Connecticut may not inquire into criminal history on the job application form.
Consideration of records: Employers are prohibited from rejecting an applicant or terminating an employee because of erased records and prior conviction for which the individual has received a provisional pardon or certificate of rehabilitation pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-130a, or a certificate of rehabilitation pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-108f.
Adverse action implications: Your final adverse action notice must inform the candidate of what information in the background check led to final adverse action and why.
LOCAL LAWS — PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANIES