Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Beginning January 1, 2015, St. Petersburg, Florida will Ban the Box on job applications for the city that asks applicants if they have a criminal record, according to a report on SaintPetersBlog.com available at http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/163633.Continue reading "St. Petersburg FL to Ban the Box Starting January 1"
A “Ban the Box” bill approved by the Minnesota House – SF 523 – would prevent private employers in the state from asking about the criminal history of job applicants until an interview or a conditional job offer. The bill has now been presented to Governor Mark Dayton for his signature, according to a report …Continue reading "Minnesota Ban the Box Bill Regarding Criminal Records of Job Applicants Sent to Governor for Signature"
New legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives – H.R. 6220, “Ban the Box Act of 2012” – would prohibit most employers from asking about or checking a job applicant’s criminal record until after a conditional offer of employment and would “ban the box” that job applicants are asked to mark indicating whether they have …Continue reading "Ban the Box Act would Prohibit Most Employers from Asking Applicants about Criminal Records until Job Offer"
Employers have become increasingly aware of the importance of knowing if an applicant has a criminal record. Employers have a legal duty to make reasonable inquiries about who they hire, and to provide a safe workplace. An employer who hires a person with a criminal record can be found liable for negligent hiring where the …Continue reading "Criminal Records, Employment and Employment Applications"