The U.S. Virgin Islands Joins the Ban the Box Movement

The U.S. Virgin Islands now is “banning the box,” enacting legislation to regulate employers’ use of criminal records of applicants and employees. Joining 32 states and more than 150 localities with similar laws, the Virgin Islands law, Act No. 8134, details unique regulations, including the prohibition of employers from asking an applicant to disclose information concerning criminal activity or conviction and from seeking information from another source, among other guidelines. The law does not, however, prohibit an employer at a health facility from asking applicants for positions with regular access to patients or with access to drugs and medications to disclose arrests for violations of certain territorial laws.

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