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New North Carolina Law Aims to Help Employers Relying On Certificates of Relief

November 13, 2018

Via: HR Hero
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A new North Carolina law offering protections against negligent hiring and retention claims is set to take effect December 1.

The law is designed to help shield employers from certain claims filed in connection with their hiring or retention of employees with criminal records. The law provides that an employer that relies on a certificate of relief—a court order relieving a person with a criminal record from the collateral consequences of a conviction—in deciding to hire or retain an employee with a criminal record is immune from claims of negligent hiring or retention.

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