Employers Who 'Ban The Box' Could Avoid Patchwork Of Laws

Law360, New York (June 10, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT) -- As more local governments pass “ban the box” laws erasing questions about convictions on job applications, employers operating in multiple jurisdictions would be wise to ditch the question, even if the law doesn't demand it, to avoid the headache of complying with a patchwork of varying regulations, attorneys say.

The New York City Council on Wednesday became the latest jurisdiction among six states and D.C., along with another 11 cities and counties, to pass a so-called ban the box bill. The law requires private employers to delay asking job applicants about convictions until after a conditional offer of employment and calls...

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