The City of Waterloo, Iowa Joins Ban-The-Box Movement!
The City of Waterloo, Iowa passed the ban-the-box ordinance this week, making it the first city in Iowa to prevent private employers from asking candidates about criminal history prior to extending a conditional offer of employment. There was a lot of public input, so the final vote was postponed to this week. We found several articles regarding the controversial ordinance passage. You can read them here, here and here!
SHRM has published a chart of State and Municipality Ban-The-Box laws. It is a great resource for determining if your operations are subject to any of these laws.
We have added another helpful link to our resource page here - The National Employment Law Project’s (NELP) April 2019 publication, a comprehensive compilation of ban-the-box laws.
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