Phil Querin Q&A - Has the law changed on denying applicants on convictions?

Question.   My manager said he heard somewhere that by law a conviction older than three or four years cannot be used as a part of the decision to deny a prospective tenant’s rental application.  I don’t know if that pertains to screening in a rental situation or if it was related to something else, such as employment or the like. Can you shed some light on this?