An employer in Pennsylvania may consider misdemeanor and felony convictions in making criminal records inquiries but only to the extent that the arrests or misdemeanors relate to an applicant's suitability for the position.
All prospective employees of public and private schools, intermediate units
and area vocational-technical schools, including independent contractors and
their employees, must submit with their employment application conviction data
from the Pennsylvania State Police or a statement from the Pennsylvania State
Police that no such data exists for that person.