All Items: Background Checks

  • Los Angeles Poised to Ban the Box For Most Private Employers

    Date:
    December 8, 2016

    The Los Angeles City Council has approved a "ban the box" ordinance prohibiting certain employers from asking about a prospective employee's criminal history until a conditional employment offer has been made.

  • Connecticut Bans Criminal History Box for Private Employers

    Date:
    June 14, 2016

    Connecticut has become the ninth state to pass a law banning private employers from asking criminal history questions on job applications. Effective January 1, 2017, Connecticut employers will not be able to ask prospective employees about prior arrests, criminal charges or convictions on an initial application.

  • Vermont Becomes 8th State to Ban the Box for Private Employers

    Date:
    May 9, 2016

    Vermont has become the 8th state to pass a law banning private employers from including a criminal history box on job applications. Governor Peter Shumlin signed the measure on May 3, just one week after President Barack Obama directed federal agencies to adopt ban the box hiring practices.

  • Austin Will Be First Texas City to 'Ban the Box' for Private Employers

    Date:
    April 4, 2016

    Austin will become the first Texas city to restrict the use of criminal history information by private employers in the hiring process. The ordinance will prohibit both criminal history inquiries and criminal background checks until after a covered employer makes a conditional job offer.

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