Ban the Box—the international civil rights movement aimed at persuading employers to remove the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record from their hiring applications is more than a trend. It’s a movement that has taken a strong hold in the form of “Fair Chance” laws across an increasing number of states… Read more »
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If it seems to you like Ban the Box laws are everywhere, you are not far off. The National Employment Law Project (NELP) estimates that up to 185 million U.S. citizens are living in a ban-the-box jurisdiction, taking states and local governments into account. That’s more than half the country’s current population. Ban the Box… Read more »
Make no mistake about it: employment law aims to get employers to hire ex-offenders. At the Federal level, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) combine for a one-two punch that targets the outcomes of hiring as well as the hiring process itself.
With the proliferation of Ban the Box laws in states and cities across the nation, we thought it would be a good idea to try to summarize the movement.