Updated Regulations Regarding CORI Reform Are Forthcoming

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Massachusetts State SealOn April 30th 2012, EBI published an article that affects employers located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Specifically employers seeking criminal history information about applicants or employees who reside in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are subject to additional state Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check provisions that went into effect on May 4th 2012.  It is EBI’s understanding that there will be further revisions to this regulation coming from the Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) that should be finalized by May 11th and published by May 25th or June 25th 2012.  We are still waiting for further clarification regarding these changes and will update our readers as information is published.

EBI is committed to providing employers with valuable education and resources on changing legislation and cutting-edge and compliant solutions to meet federal, state, local and international mandatory requirements.  EBI will continue to update you on any further action or information available regarding this topic.

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