Good News for Employers. Bad News for Sex Offenders
May 12, 2009
According to this article there are a bunch of bills in Louisiana that will expand an employers rights to do background checks to identify sex offenders.
The Department of Social Services is pushing legislation that would allow for more extensive background checks on employees who have close contact with children.
Currently, state child abuse and neglect investigators, employees with supervisory or disciplinary authority over children, and other employees who could potentially be alone with children, are subject to state background checks and are checked against the registered sex offender database, DSS Secretary Kristy Nichols said.
House Bill 703, sponsored by state Rep. Kay Katz, R-Monroe, would authorize the department to do national background checks on those individuals, as well as staff that license the homes in which abused and neglected children live.
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