Spotlight on Des Moines’ ‘Ban-the-Box’ Law

The City of Des Moines, Iowa, passed a “ban-the-box” law in November that makes it “illegal and discriminatory” for employers to include criminal history inquiries on an application and inquire into criminal history or conduct criminal background checks before a conditional offer of employment is made. Employers are required to comply with all federal and state requirements relating to authorizations for background checks, the pre-adverse action process, and the use of criminal record information.


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