Ban the Box Legislation Now in the Majority of States - Review Your Application Process

Thursday, September 28, 2017

"Ban the box" legislation is now in the majority of states and many cities around the U.S.  The legislation varies depending on the jurisdiction but all employers should prepare for it.  Generally it requires that employers not look at the criminal history of an applicant in the initial application process.  It often limits when employers can ask about criminal history.  In addition, the EEOC has issued guidelines that prevents employers from asking about criminal history in the initial application process.  Employers should consult legal counsel to understand the laws in their jurisdiction, and they should make appropriate adjustments to their applications and interview process.


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