Dinse Brief: "Ban the Box"

Yesterday, Governor Shumlin signed into law legislation which precludes employers from requesting criminal history record information on their initial employment application forms.  Employers may, however, ask about a prospective employee’s criminal history during an interview, or once the prospective employee has been deemed otherwise qualified for the position.  If an employer does make such an inquiry, the prospective employee, if still eligible for the position under applicable federal or state law, must be provided with an opportunity to explain the information and the circumstances regarding any conviction, including any post-conviction rehabilitation. Read More.

Post by Amy McLaughlin