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Austin Becomes the First City in Texas to “Ban the Box” for Private Employers

Posted by Tracy Vrchota on Apr 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Austin’s City Council passed Ordinance 20160324-019 (DRAFT)*, adding Chapter 4-15 to the City Code and making Austin the first city in Texas to expand “Fair Chance Hiring” practices to private employers. The new law takes effect on April 4, 2016.

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Topics: Ban the Box, employment law, legislative update, employment background check, HR law

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