Arkansas
  • Updated on 12 Mar 2020
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Arkansas

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Ban-The-Box & Fair Hiring Laws By State

We update this overview of ban-the-box rules often. But laws change quickly, and we cannot guarantee all information is current. Always consult your attorney for legal advice.

Guidance

Ban-the-box compliance, targeted screens, and individualized assessments apply only when taking adverse action due to criminal records. They are not required when taking adverse action based on non-criminal records.


COUNTY LAWS

PINE BLUFF, AR – PUBLIC SECTOR – CITY JOBS

Who must follow: This ban-the-box law applies only to public sector city employers in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Timing of inquiry: Public sector city employers may not inquire into a candidate’s criminal history on an initial employment application.

Adverse action implications: None

PULASKI COUNTY, AR – PUBLIC SECTOR

Who must follow: This ban-the-box law applies only if you are a public sector employer for Pulaski County, AR.

Timing of inquiry: Public employers in Pulaski County may only inquire into criminal history after a conditional offer.

Adverse action implications:

  • Individualized assessment: Public employers must conduct an individualized assessment prior to sending a final adverse action notice.
  • Final adverse action: Final adverse action notices must include the deadline by which the applicant may contest the accuracy of the report and provide evidence of rehabilitation.
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