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ESR Ban the Box Information Page

The Ban the Box Information Page from Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) contains links to news, resources, and legislation about the Ban the Box movement. "Ban the Box" seeks to remove the box from job applications that applicants must check if they answer "Yes" to the question asking if they have past criminal records. By delaying this question until later in the hiring process, reformed ex-offenders can be judged first on their knowledge, skills, abilities, and qualifications to do the job. Learn more about Ban the Box using the links below.

Ban the Box States Page

Find out which states currently have some form of Ban the Box legislation.

Ban the Box Cities & Counties Page

Find out which cities and counties currently have some form of Ban the Box legislation.

Ban the Box Resources Page

These Ban the Box resources will help employers better understand the Ban the Box movement.

A “Ban the Box” approach prevents an early “knock-out” punch before ex-offenders even have the opportunity to be considered on their individual merits.  The concern is that their employment application will be automatically rejected just based upon their status as ex-offenders as opposed to what they can offer an employer.  That does not mean that a background check will not be conducted or that an employer cannot exercise appropriate due diligence, but just that it is delayed until later in the process.  ESR supports common sense “Ban the Box” programs.

For More Information about Ban the Box

Please contact Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) by calling 415-898-0044 or 888.999.4474 (Toll Free) or visiting http://www.esrcheck.com/Contact-Us/

 

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