New Minnesota Expungement Law Helps Protect Employers from Liability
A new Minnesota law that took effect on January 1 expands the opportunities for ex-offenders to expunge their criminal records. In an effort to protect employers who hire employees with expunged records, the new law provides that such records “may not be introduced as evidence in a civil litigation against a private employer . . . that is based on the conduct of the employee” (such as in a negligent hiring suit).