EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECKS
Kansas Employment Screening Statutes
Employers may require applicants (and prospective independent contractors) to grant them access to criminal history records to determine the applicants fitness for employment, and may make adverse employment decisions pursuant thereto as long as the information relied upon implicates the applicants trustworthiness, or the safety of other employees or customers. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 22-4710.
A job applicant whose arrest record, conviction, or diversion of crime has been expunged may state that he or she
has never been arrested, convicted, or diverted of such crime, except when applying for a position in certain state agencies and commissions or in private security.
The custodian of records will release expunged records on these subjects to potential employers. KS §21-4619 Criminal history must reasonably bear on the applicants trustworthiness or the safety or well-being of the employers employees or customers. Kan. Stat. A