NJ Dems' Bill Tackles Employment Bias Against Ex-Offenders

Law360, New York (February 7, 2013, 5:12 PM EST) -- Three New Jersey senators on Thursday introduced legislation to eliminate the check box on employment applications where applicants must disclose their criminal history in an effort to combat discrimination against individuals with criminal records.

Democratic senators Sandra Bolden Cunningham, M. Teresa Ruiz and Raymond J. Lesniak introduced legislation to “ban the box” that requires applicants to indicate their criminal history, saying employers often throw out applications with checked boxes instead of fairly evaluating applicants — a practice that impacts applicants, their families and the state economy,...
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