Ban the Box

Ban the Box Slip-Ups Cost Companies Cash
Ban the Box Slip-Ups Cost Companies Cash

Don’t ask about criminal history until the interview stage or until a conditional job offer has been extended. Ban the Box seems pretty straight forward, but unexpected slip-ups have already led to citations and fines in Minnesota. The state’s law went into effect on January 1st. Over the course of the year the Minnesota Department of Human Rights has investigated more than 50 complaints about applications violating the ban the box law.

NAPBS View: Ban the Box Confusing – Boxes in Employers
NAPBS View: Ban the Box Confusing – Boxes in Employers

It seems like every single week we are announcing another state or jurisdiction adding or broadening their Ban the Box policies.  They each have a slightly different name, and the details about which employers are included vary, but one by one, municipalities are being swept up in the ban the box bandwagon.

Legislative Alert – September 18, 2014 Screening News Update
Legislative Alert – September 18, 2014 Screening News Update

  EBI is proud to present our new Screening News Update videos. We will continue to publish the text version of our Legislative Alerts, but now you will also have the option to view them as broadcasts from our EBI Screening News Network studio. We hope you enjoy this new feature! This week's topics include: San Fran Bans the Box The New York Times supports legalizing marijuana Texas officially shuts down Houston diploma mill

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