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Removing the Box is Just the Beginning

Posted by Liz Fairchild on Sep 15, 2014 3:33:10 AM

New Jersey is the most recent state to enact legislation commonly known as “Ban the Box” – requiring employers to eliminate asking if an applicant has ever been convicted of a crime on the job application - and this trend is showing no signs of slowing down. Five other states (including Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island, and Illinois) have passed “Ban the Box” legislation for private sector employers and the number of local jurisdictions applying “Ban the Box” is increasing rapidly. Employers across the country need to understand the true impact of this legislation in order to prepare for the likelihood of similar measures arriving in their locale.

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Topics: Risk Reduction Technology, EEOC Pepsi, EEOC Guidance, Fair Chance Ordinance, DC Ban the Box, Ban the Box San Francisco, Ban the Box, EEOC

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