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Federal “Ban the Box” legislation moves forward


The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a final rule revising its regulations to now prohibit federal agencies from inquiring about federal job applicants’ criminal histories until a conditional offer of employment has been extended. Read More

Two more states pass “Ban the Box” laws that will affect private employers


Beginning in 2017, Connecticut and Vermont will require employers to refrain from inquiring about applicants’ criminal histories on initial job applications. Read More

California enacts statewide “Ban the Box” law


The law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, and will apply to employers in California with five or more employees. Read More

New Orleans Passes "Ban the Box" Ordinance for City Contractor Employment Applications


Starting in March 2019, contractors doing work for the city of New Orleans will no longer be permitted to ask applicants about their criminal histories on job applications. Read More

Louisiana becomes first state to “Ban the Box” during college admissions process


Gov. John Bel Edwards signed House Bill 688 into law legislation that will prohibit public colleges and universities in the state from inquiring about potential students’ criminal histories. Read More

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