Des Moines Passes ‘Ban the Box’ Law Prohibiting Criminal Inquiries on Job Applications

A “ban-the-box” law was passed in November 2021 in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. The law makes it “illegal and discriminatory” for employers to include criminal history inquiries on an application and inquiries into criminal history or to conduct criminal background checks before a conditional offer of employment.


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