An Indiana New Law Enables Deletion of Old Criminal Records

On July 1, a new law (Indiana House Enrolled Act No. 1482) took effect in Indiana. The law will enable the deletion of obsolete criminal records in order to make it easier for former offenders to apply for jobs.
The law, signed by Governor M. Pence in May, forbids an employer to fire, deny employment or discriminate an employer based on an erased arrest record.
An additional law (Indiana House Bill 1033) that also became effective on July 1st, hinders the flow of information regarding a person’s criminal past. That is, a potential employer will not enjoy unlimited access to criminal information provided by Consumer Reporting Agencies in the course of background examinations on individuals. For example, an employer will not be able to see a record that was expunged or was restricted by court order.