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Harris County Will No Longer Ask About Criminal Histories on County Job Applications

Most county departments in Harris County will be banned from asking about a job applicant’s criminal history. County Attorney Christian Menefee said the criminal record question can be discouraging for otherwise-qualified job seekers from even applying and the policy will “prohibit departments from considering an applicant’s record of arrest if that arrest did not result […]

Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019

As part of the National Defense Authorization Act, the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 (FCA) passed congress, “banning the box” and its impact on the employment opportunities for people with records. Federal agencies and federal civilian and defense contractors may not request information on arrest and conviction history until a conditional […]

Free Ban-The-Box Laws Guide

With the ever-changing landscape of“ban-the-box” laws and Fair Chance Act initiatives, we have put these laws and requirements together into one simple document that any hiring manager can understand.

The infographic is organized by states to include:

Any state laws pertaining to private/state employment
Counties within the state that may be subject to private/county employment
Cities within the counties […]

Orange County to ‘Ban the Box’ Asking Job Applicants About Past Criminal Convictions

At Orange County’s second annual “Desmond Meade Day,” it was announced that people applying for a job with the Orange County government will no longer have to disclose prior criminal convictions at the beginning of the application process. Officials and advocates hope the move will improve access to employment for those with a criminal record. […]

New Jersey Acting Attorney General and Department of Labor Commissioner Announce Agreements with 15 Employers in “Ban the Box” Enforcement Sweep

Fifteen companies in Trenton, N.J., have agreed to stop including language about applicants’ criminal history in their job advertisements and/or make other changes to their hiring practices. The state’s Opportunity to Compete Act reduces obstacles to employment for people with criminal records by barring covered employers from making inquiries regarding a candidate’s criminal history during […]

Does Ban the Box Apply to Contractor Networks? Everything You Need to Know

Fifteen states and more than 20 cities or counties in the United States have passed legislation for private employers to consider the applicant’s job qualifications before reviewing their criminal record. Although no federal statute or legislation is currently in place, this could come in time. The evolving Ban the Box landscape has changed what can […]

The [Ongoing] Evolution of Ban the Box

First implemented in 1998 in Hawaii, Ban the Box laws have become much more than just removing the section on an application asking about criminal history. Many of today’s regulations also govern when employers are allowed to ask about criminal records and while the majority cover the public sector, many laws also apply to private-sector […]

Colorado’s ‘ban the box’ Law Allowed Man Convicted of Double-Murder to Land Nursing Home Job

Twenty-two-year-old Gideon Long was released from prison in 2018 after serving seven years for murdering his parents, shooting his younger brother, and slitting the throat of his younger sister. But when he lied on an application to Good Samaritan Society’s Loveland Village, he was selected for the job, thanks to House Bill 19-1025, which banned […]

DeSoto Votes in Favor of ‘Ban-the-Box’ Policy for Job Hiring

DeSoto City council recently approved a Ban-the-Box policy that, according to member Candice Quarles, “aims to remove job barriers for people with records.” The passing of the legislation comes during a time when Quarles said the nation must find more ways to increase work. DeSoto joins the City of Austin, as well as 36 states […]

Waters, Trone Introduce Historic Legislation to ‘Ban the Box’ on Employment Applications Nationwide Ahead of House Vote on Police Reform

The Workforce Justice Act, which would encourage states to ‘ban the box’ on employment applications nationwide and give justice-impacted individuals a greater chance of gaining employment, has been introduced in the 116th Congress in an effort to reform a portion of the criminal justice system that affects more than 70 million people with an arrest […]


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