Good News for Employers. Bad News for Sex Offenders

Jason Morris

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.

Package of bills targets 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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President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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