If you are currently residing in or applying for jobs in CT; HI; IL; MA; OR; or Columbia, MO or you are applying for a job in MN; NJ; VT; or Portland, OR; the below question should not be answered with a "yes" or "no" but instead with "I currently reside in or am applying for job positions in CT; HI; IL; MA; OR; or Columbia, MO or I am applying for a job in MN; NJ; VT or Portland, OR; and therefore am not required to answer the question on this application and for that reason am checking this box."
In responding to the question below, AK, AL, AR, CA, CT, DE, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MO, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NV, NJ, OH, OK, RI, VA, and WA applicants are not required to disclose the existence of any conviction which has been annulled, erased, sealed, expunged, or otherwise eradicated by state or court order. If your criminal records have been erased or expunged in accordance with state or federal law, you are deemed to have never been arrested with respect to those proceedings. Applicants residing in AL, CA, IL, IN, ME, MI, NE, NY, NV, NH, NC, OH, OK, OR, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY are not required to disclose the existence of any juvenile conviction which has been annulled, erased, sealed, expunged, or otherwise eradicated by state or court order.
CA applicants: Applicants are not required to disclose misdemeanor convictions involving marijuana or controlled substances as described in CA Labor Code § 432.8 that are more than two years old, and misdemeanor convictions for which probation has been successfully completed or discharged and that have been judicially dismissed.
CT applicants: Applicants are not required to disclose any conviction that has been erased pursuant to § 46(b)-146, 54-76(o) or 54-142(a) of the CT General Statute. Criminal records subject to erasure are records pertaining to a finding of delinquency or that a child was a member of a family with service needs, an adjudication as a youthful offender, a criminal charge for which the person has been found not guilty, or a conviction for which the person received an absolute pardon. Any person whose criminal records have been erased shall be deemed to have never been arrested within the meaning of the general statutes with respect to the proceedings so erased and may so swear under oath.
GA applicants: Applicants may exclude convictions discharged under Georgia's First Offender Programs.
MA applicants: Under Massachusetts law, an employer is prohibited from making written, pre-employment inquiries of an applicant about his or her criminal history. Massachusetts applicants should not respond to any question seeking criminal record information. After the application stage, applicants may omit from disclosing a first conviction for drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, affray, minor traffic violations, or disturbances of the peace. Applicants are also only required to disclose misdemeanor convictions occurring within five (5) years preceding the date of this application.
NV applicants: Applicants are not required to disclose misdemeanor convictions older than 10 years.
NY applicants: Applicants for job positions may exclude an adjudication as a youthful offender.
OH applicants: Applicants with a conviction for a minor misdemeanor violation involving marijuana does not constitute a criminal record and does not need to be reported by the person so convicted in responding to the questions on this application.
WA applicants: Applicants are not required to disclose felony or misdemeanor convictions older than 10 years.
A criminal conviction is not an automatic or absolute bar to employment, and while convictions will be considered based on the time and nature of the offense and as related to jobs applied for, applicants should answer the following question.
An applicant that resides in or is applying for positions in the states/counties/cities that prohibit employers from asking the criminal question on the application will not be adversely impacted by checking the third box below in response to the criminal background question.