NJ Criminal History Bill Goes Beyond 'Ban The Box'

Law360, New York (December 18, 2013, 8:23 PM EST) -- Closely watched New Jersey legislation that would limit criminal background checks on job candidates would be among the toughest in the country and impose significant new burdens on private sector employers during the hiring process, attorneys said.

Advanced by the Assembly Labor Committee in a 6-3 vote on Monday, the Opportunity to Compete Act is part of a national trend of “Ban the Box” measures, which take their name from the check box on job applications that ask whether applicants have been convicted of a crime....
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