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.
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.
STATE LAWS — PRIVATE SECTOR
Indiana state law prohibits any county, city, or town from passing its own ban-the-box law as of July 1, 2017. Private employers in Indianapolis that provide services to the City of Indianapolis may resume inquiring into criminal history prior to a conditional offer of employment.
STATE LAWS — PUBLIC SECTOR
Who must follow: This ban-the-box executive order applies to public sector positions in the state’s Executive Branch.
Timing of inquiry: Applications for Executive Branch positions will not inquire about criminal history or convictions unless conviction of a particular crime precludes that person from employment in that specific job. A background check may be conducted at a later stage in the hiring process.
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