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Without a Box to Stand on: States May Lack Right to Fight EEOC Criminal History Guidance After All

Posted in Ban the Box
Overview As our readers are likely aware, ordinances have been adopted in recent years in numerous jurisdictions limiting an employer’s ability to inquire about a job applicant’s criminal background. These so-called  “Ban the Box” ordinances prohibit employers from conducting criminal background checks until after giving applicants conditional offers of hire. On Friday, September 23, 2016,… Continue Reading

Employers, Handle With Care: Philadelphia Gives Added Protections to Job Applicants with Criminal Histories

Posted in Ban the Box, Uncategorized, Workplace Policies
On December 15, 2015, Mayor Michael Nutter signed off on several amendments to Philadelphia’s 2012 Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards Ordinance. The 2012 Ordinance was enacted to prevent discrimination against job applicants with criminal records, as it barred Philadelphia employers from making inquiries into applicants’ criminal histories during the application process. At the time that… Continue Reading