Your Quick Guide to Ban-the-Box Laws

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Did you know that the Austin City Council recently passed a Ban-the-Box ordinance, which prohibits most employers from asking questions about or considering an individual’s criminal history until after making a conditional offer of employment? Similar legislation is being enacted in other cities and states across the country, including Portland, Ore. and New York City. Ban-the-Box” laws. Also commonly known as fair-chance hiring laws, these are measures taken to remove the section or “checkbox” from job applications that asks applicants if they have been convicted of a crime. Are your hiring policies in compliance?

Download our free guide to find out if your business is in an area with a Ban-the-Box ordinance.

 

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