Hiring Policies: Ban the Box Adoption Grows

Since 2010, about 100 cities have adopted the “ban the box” laws, with 19 states adopting the policies for public employees, and seven of those removing the conviction history question on applications for private employers. Because supporters have argued that the use of background checks excludes many applicants because of their criminal history, other action includes delaying criminal history questions until later in the hiring process. Companies should decide how to best address the ban the box law within their jurisdiction and on a per applicant basis.

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