‘Ban The Box’ Measure Headed To Governor’s Desk

Oregon will join the ranks of states barring most employers from asking about criminal convictions on their initial job applications if Gov. Kate Brown signs into law the bill that the legislators approved on June 16.

The bill was among the top priorities of a coalition of minority groups. Portland-based business groups, while endorsing the concept, sought assurances of flexibility for employers.

Although the question of criminal convictions could not be asked on application forms, employers could still raise it with applicants during interviews — or if there is no interview, when a conditional offer of employment is made.

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