Ohio House Proposes Hurdles to Hiring Process

Although the Ohio House has proposed a bill that is intended to protect the privacy of employment applicants, the bill could make the hiring process more cumbersome for employers. House Bill 187 provides that no employer may request an applicant’s Social Security number, date of birth or driver’s license number before making an offer of employment. These are important factors for employers who wish to conduct complete background screenings, including credit checks, driving history and previous employment. The bill also requires employers to destroy all information collected, regardless of employment status.

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