Lakeland, Florida Bans the Box

Lakeland, Florida Bans the Box

In 1998, Hawaii was the first state to Ban the Box. Since then, 33 states and more than 150 municipalities have also banned the box. The state of Florida has not banned the box but many municipalities within the state have legislation enacted to Ban the Box including...
North Carolina Bans the Box for State Agencies

North Carolina Bans the Box for State Agencies

Hire Image reports that North Carolina will soon join the growing list of states and localities that have enacted Ban the Box laws across the country. As of November 1, 2020, state agency employers are prohibited from inquiring into an applicant’s “criminal history...
JPMorgan Chase Bans the Box

JPMorgan Chase Bans the Box

JPMorgan Chase, the parent company of Chase Bank, has a new initiative – to make it easier for those with criminal records to be considered for employment. The company recently announced that it will no longer ask applicants to reveal if they have a criminal past...
Attention Montgomery County, Maryland Employers: Ban the Box Amendments Go Into Effect February 19th

Waterloo Becomes First City in Iowa to Ban the Box

The City of Waterloo recently passed a Ban the Box ordinance making it the first city in Iowa to impose these requirements on private businesses. Ban the Box allows employers to conduct criminal background checks only after making a conditional job offer and allows...