I will be presenting a free webinar on Wednesday, September 13 at 2 pm EST on Fair Chance Hiring Ordinances, also known as Ban the Box ordinances. I will discuss what these ordinances are, the role they play during the hiring process, and where/how they apply to private employers (including specific state and city examples).
Nationwide over 150 cities and counties have adopted Ban the Box ordinances requiring employers consider a job applicant’s qualifications first, without the stigma of a criminal record. These initiatives provide job applicants a fair chance by removing the conviction history question on the job application and delaying the background check inquiry until later in the hiring process. But many Ban the Box ordinances go beyond removing the criminal history question from the job application and require that employers take additional steps during the hiring process, such as conducting individualized assessments. Learn more on the free webinar.