ban the box

Top 10 US Talent Management & Employment Screening Blogs from 2021

January 4, 2022 | Jenni Gray
Happy New Year!  We have made it through another year navigating the pandemic. Employers have continued to evolve with an ever-changing hiring landscape, including permanent...
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Minimize Legal Risk by Enforcing Compliance in the Adverse Action Process – Part I

February 28, 2019 | David Bennett
Most companies use some form of pre-employment screening to protect against hiring risks. Pre-employment screening allows employers and prospective employers to check for prior criminal...
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5 Background Check Standards You Need to Know in 2019

January 8, 2019 | Shannon Shoemaker
Screening candidates to fill a position has always been a challenge for employers, regardless whether or not a candidate has a criminal record. These important...
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San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance Amendment (aka “Ban the Box”)

October 2, 2018 | Shannon Shoemaker
The San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (“FCO”) includes the following amendments to the existing “Ban the Box” laws and are now effective as of October...
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Summary of Final Regulations Clarifying and Expanding New York City “Ban the Box” Law, Effective August 5, 2017

August 2, 2017 | Bryan Barajas
New York City has imposed its own “ban the box” law, the Fair Chance Act (FCA), and associated set of regulations on employers, which took...
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City of Los Angeles Bans the Box for Private Employers

December 14, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
Effective January 22, 2017, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance will ban private employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history or...
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Portland’s Ban the Box Ordinance Starts in July for Public & Private Employers

May 27, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
Under the ordinance passed last December by Portland, Oregon's City Council, starting in July city and private employers will be barred from asking about job candidates’...
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Executives’ Alliance Foundation Leaders “Ban the Box”

March 3, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
According to a recent press release, leaders from 42 foundations announced they have "banned the box" by adopting fair chance hiring policies or ensuring that...
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President Obama “Bans the Box” on Federal Hiring

November 5, 2015 | Bryan Barajas
  In a move to help ex-prisoners find gainful employment and stay out of prison, President Obama has signed an executive order to “ban the...
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New York State Announces New Executive Action to Ban the Box

September 25, 2015 | Bryan Barajas
NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced that state officials will no longer ask job applicants about prior criminal convictions until after they have been interviewed.  The...
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