Effective June 14, 2019, New Mexico employers are prohibited from inquiring about a job applicant’s arrest or conviction history on an initial employment application (written or electronic).  Employers may still ask about a job applicant’s criminal record in the interview process. The law does not prohibit employers from notifying the public or an applicant that the law or an employer’s policy could disqualify an applicant who has a certain criminal history from employment.

Full text of the New Mexico Law.

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