The process of hiring is complex. An employer must follow certain guidelines to bring new employees into their company or organization. Ban-the-box laws are just some of the requirements that businesses must abide by.
Ban-the-box laws and their associated movement have gained traction over the years. They have been developed at various federal, state, and local levels. Ban-the-box laws push to eliminate the checkboxes on job applications that require applicants to disclose prior criminal convictions.
Ban-the-box laws give all applicants a fair chance. But as an employer, you need to know how ban-the-box laws operate and how to follow them with your job applications and fair chance hiring processes.
For more details on ban-the-box legislation and what it means for your organization, see our full article here.