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About Employment Background Checks

Most potential employers check your criminal, credit and other history.

Drug and Alcohol Testing On The Job

When your employer can make you take a test, when you have the right to refuse, and when you have to pay for tests.

Expungement for an Arrest or Conviction

Questions and answers about the requirements to expunge a felony conviction in Louisiana.

I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

Use Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form. Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and make it available for inspection by authorized government officers.

Navigating Expungement in Louisiana

The following is a general overview to the expungement process.“Expungement” means an individual’s criminal record is sealed, but not destroyed.This guide provides basic information about how to seal (expunge) a record of arrest or conviction in Louisiana’s Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes. In the limited circumstances where expungement is possible, the process is relatively simple and usually can be managed without the help of a lawyer. This guide is intended to provide support to people helping themselves.

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