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Ban The Box

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A “Ban the Box” policy that eliminates the box on initial job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have criminal records will take effect in Syracuse, New York on Sunday, March 22, 2015, according to a report from The Daily Orange website.

The Daily Orange reports that The Syracuse Common Council voted 8-1 on December 8, 2014 for a Ban the Box policy that would require the city of Syracuse and all contractors working with the city of Syracuse to remove the criminal record box from job applications.

Employers affected by the new Ban the Box policy may conduct background checks and ask about criminal records only after a tentative job offer. However, the new Ban the Box policy does not necessarily apply to all city jobs in Syracuse, The Daily Orange reports.

The Ban the Box policy does not include jobs in the private sector in Syracuse. The complete story about the Ban the Box law is available on The Daily Orange website at

More Ban the Box Information from ESR News

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – offers employers a Ban the Box Information Page containing links to the latest news and resources about the Ban the Box movement. The page is available at

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