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 — PUBLIC SECTOR
Who must follow: This ban-the-box executive order applies only to executive branch departments, agencies, boards, and commissions under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Governor. Exceptions apply for positions when a criminal history would render a candidate ineligible for the position by law.
Timing of inquiry: Employers subject to this executive order may not ask job candidates whether they have a criminal record during the initial stage of an employment application. Additionally, a criminal record may not automatically disqualify a candidate from receiving an interview.
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