Update: New Maine “Fair Chance in Employment” Act

MMA’s Legal Services Department today issued an update on Maine’s “Fair Chance in Employment” Act, which went into effect October 18, 2021. The act prohibits employers, including municipal employers, from seeking a job applicant’s criminal history on an initial job application in most situations. The law also prohibits employers from stating in an application or advertisement that candidates with a criminal history will not be considered for a position. 

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