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More Updates on Ban-The-Box Laws and Proposed Legislation

More Updates on Ban-The-Box Laws and Proposed Legislation

Ban-the-box continues to gain steam, so we pulled together the latest news on new laws and pending legislation.

New York -

Are You Ready? Westchester County, NY Bans-the-Box Effective March 4th, 2019

Westchester County, New York, which is located on the outskirts of the New York City metropolitan area, has enacted a ban-the-box law that places limits on an employer’s ability to make preemployment inquiries into and statements about a job applicant’s criminal history. The law will take effect on March 4, 2019. Westchester joins New York City in enacting a ban-the-box law.

New Mexico -

Ban-the-box proposal passes Senate

SANTA FE — Private employers in New Mexico couldn’t ask job-seekers about their criminal history on an initial application under legislation approved by the Senate on Friday.

The proposal, Senate Bill 96, now heads to the House for consideration.

It would allow employers to make clear in an advertisement that they will conduct a background check or that a conviction could disqualify them from employment.

Atlanta, Georgia -

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Bans “Salary History Box” Requirement on City of Atlanta Applications

Iowa -

DES MOINES --- A bipartisan bill in the Iowa Legislature could ban public employers from seeking past criminal history from job applicants.

House File 472, a “ban the box” bill introduced this week, would prohibit public employers from seeking criminal records or history from applicants, under certain circumstances. In addition, the bill — which does not apply to private employers — would establish a criminal history employment application task force.

Denver, Colorado -

Ban-the-box bill would prohibit Colorado employers from asking about ...

DENVER - Should Colorado employers be banned from asking about criminal history on a job application? That is the debate at the Colorado Capitol Tuesday as the “ban-the-box” debate takes center stage.

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