Michigan Joins Ban the Box Movement and Removes Criminal History Question from State Job Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 7, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive directive instructing all state departments and agencies to “Ban the Box” and remove the felony question box that precedes job applications on NEOGOV – the website where residents can apply for state employment – and replace …

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Amended Massachusetts Ban the Box Law Takes Effect October 13

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 13, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform (Senate Bill S.2371) to amend the state’s “Ban the Box” law and further restrict the ability of employers to consider the criminal history of job applicants during the hiring process. The Act …

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Duke University Adopts Ban the Box Policy and Will Not Ask Job Applicants About Criminal Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Duke University and Duke University Health System have both adopted a “Ban the Box” policy and will no longer ask job applicants if they have ever been convicted of a crime during the hiring process starting on November 1, 2018, according a post on the Duke Today website.

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Amendment to San Francisco Ban the Box Law Called Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect October 1

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In April 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an amendment to a Ban the Box law called the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) that restricts the ability of employers to ask about the criminal records of applicants and employees to align the FCO with California Assembly …

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Present Webinar on Background Checks on September 20

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of leading global background check firm  Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will present a live webinar entitled “Illegal Pre-Employment Screening Practices: Update on Ban-the-Box, Salary History Inquiries, and Background Checks” on Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to …

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Two Arizona Laws Addressing Data Breaches and Hiring Ex-Offenders Take Effect on July 21

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In April of 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law two pieces of legislation that will affect most employers in the state when they both take effect on July 21, 2018. House Bill 2154 (HB 2154) will give employers updated guidance and notice procedures when dealing with …

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St. Louis County Adopts Ban the Box Order to Remove Criminal History Question on Job Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 11, 2018, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced an executive order to “Ban the Box” that – effective immediately – ensures “St. Louis County will no longer ask job applicants for criminal histories in their initial employment applications,” according to a report by the St. …

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Massachusetts Attorney General Cites Employers for Violating State Ban the Box Law in Hiring Practices

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 6, 2018, Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey announced her office had reached agreements with four national employers and issued warning letters to 17 other Boston area businesses found to be in violation of a “Ban the Box” provision in state law that prohibits employers …

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Background Screening Firm Protects Employers While Promoting Ex-Offenders Re-Entering Workforce

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a background screening firm headquartered in the San Francisco, California area – “helps employers navigate the complex regulations around compliance and privacy laws, while providing resources and advocacy in helping ex-offenders find work,” according to a blog on BadCredit.org.

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Ban the Box Law Takes Effect in the State of Washington on June 7

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 7, 2018, the Washington Fair Chance Act (HB 1298) will take effect and extend “Ban the Box” protections to job applicants with criminal records who are seeking employment with both public and private employers in the state by adding a new chapter to Title 49 …

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