Pennsylvania’s House Bill No. 689, effective February 12, 2024, amends Pennsylvania law relating to the expungement of certain criminal records information and employer immunity when hiring individuals with expunged records. The law does three main things: 1. Immunizes employers from liability for any claim related to the effects of expunged records or the lawful use of criminal record history information when an applicant voluntarily discloses an expunged conviction, 2. It extends the availability of automatic expungements to pardons and 3. It expands eligibility for the state’s pre-existing limited access status for criminal records.

 

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