Albany County Legislature Votes to “Ban the Box” on Job Applications

After a survey conducted by the Center For Law and Justice in Albany revealed that 70 percent of employers would not consider hiring someone with a conviction record, the county took the final step to “ban the box” on county job applications. A 32 to 3 vote allowed legislators to remove the check box appearing on county job applications, which asks about an applicant’s criminal history. In certain cases, however, such as applications for law enforcement, nursing, and probation, federal and state laws must be followed regarding criminal histories.

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