Colorado ‘Bans the Box’ for Private Employers on September 1, 2019

Colorado began “banning the box” on September 1, when it enacted the Colorado Chance to Compete Act (HB 19-1025), which prohibits employers from requiring applicants to disclose on a job application whether they have been convicted of a felony. At this time, the law only affects employers with 11 or more employees, but it will be expanded to all employers in 2021. Specifically, the new law prohibits advertising that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position; placing a statement in an employment application that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position, and inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history on an initial application.

 

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