“Ban the Box” update
Over the past few years, “Ban the Box” legislation – or legislation that seeks to eliminate employment barriers for qualified job applicants with criminal records by restricting an employer’s right to inquire into an applicant’s criminal history – has been gaining momentum nationwide, with new states, cities and counties joining the movement every month.
BIG’s “’Ban the Box’ update” provides a comprehensive list of states, cities or counties that have most recently enacted “Ban the Box” legislation.
The latest states and cities to enact “Ban the Box” policies include:
- Daytona Beach, Florida;
- Savannah, Georgia;
- Wichita, Kansas;
- Newark, Ohio; and
- Tacoma, Washington
For a complete list, as well as a map of the states, cities and counties that have passed “Ban the Box” legislation, you can read our “Ban the Box” Compliance Issue Analysis located in our Resource Center.
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