Remaining CORI Reform Requirements Go Into Effect May

In 2010, the Massachusetts legislature made sweeping changes to the statute governing employers’ use of Criminal Offender Record Information (“CORI”).  In addition to prohibiting employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history on the job application, the amendments called for additional changes to the way employers access CORI data and how they must use and maintain that information.  Those remaining changes become effective May 4, 2012.  Please see the linked memorandum which broadly describes those upcoming changes.  As always, if you have questions about this or other employment issues, please contact any of the attorneys at Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., at (413) 737-4753.