“‘“Ban the Box,” or the Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards Ordinance, helps make sure that employers make hiring and other employment decisions based on relevant work qualifications without improperly considering a person’s criminal record. The law does this by restricting when during the application an employer can inquire about someone’s criminal history and by preventing an employer from ever considering a closed case that did not result in a criminal conviction. ” (For more info.)
LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF
HIRING – OR REFUSING TO HIRE – EX-OFFENDERS
By Jill Fisher, Esquire, Co-Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group
Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy, P.C.
No doubt, there is reluctance by employers to hire individuals with a criminal history.
Often this is prompted by a fear of … (Full article: Legal Implications by Zarwin Baum)