Select New Jersey Employers Agree to Internal Hiring Practice Changes After Enforcement Sweep
The Office of the Attorney General, in conjunction with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, announced that 15 organizations operating in the state agreed to revise hiring practices and/or stop including language about an applicants' criminal history in job advertisements. Read More
Des Moines, Iowa "Bans the Box"
The city council of Des Moines, Iowa unanimously passed a "Ban the Box" law on November 15, 2021. Read More
California Engages Technology to Identify "Ban-the-Box" Violations
The state's Fair Chance Act restricts employers with five or more workers from asking applicants about past criminal history before extending a conditional employment offer. Read More
City of Gainesville, Florida Passes "Fair Chance Hiring" Ordinance
In December 2022, the city passed a "Ban the Box" law prohibiting employers with 15 or more staff members from asking questions about criminal history during the application process. Read More