Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Vermont 'ban the box' legislation

‘ban the box’ trend we’ve seen over the last couple of years. Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Vermont introduced laws, now in effect, that remove the box on job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have a criminal history.

Indiana

On April 27, 2017, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law Senate Bill 312 (SB 312) to prohibit “political subdivisions” such as counties, municipalities, and townships from passing ‘ban the box’ laws. See the bill here.

Pennsylvania

On May 5, 2017, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that a Fair Chance Hiring Policy for state agencies will ‘ban the box’ and remove criminal history questions from non-civil service employment applications for agencies under his jurisdiction. See the policy here.

Vermont

On May 3, 2016, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law bill H.261 to ‘ban the box’ and remove questions about criminal records from initial job applications for both state and private employment in Vermont. See the bill here. All three of these took effect on July 1, 2017. ‘Ban the box’ legislation has now embraced by 30 states and more than 150 cities across the US.]]>

You May Also Like

Check out these additional posts from Mind Your Business.

Why Are Continuous Background Checks in Employee Management Important?

Employee management is a difficult and stressful task for many businesses. But there’s a great tool that keeps workplaces safe, trustworthy, and compliant – ongoing background checks. Let’s take a look at what makes them so helpful, how they work in real life, and why they’re so important for maintaining a secure work environment. What…
Read More

Choosing the Right Background Check Provider for Continuous Background Checks

With continuous background checks, the importance of selecting the right provider cannot be overstated. The decision to integrate continuous monitoring into an organization’s processes comes with the responsibility of choosing a background check provider that aligns seamlessly with the unique needs and values of the organization. Let’s explore the key considerations in selecting the ideal…
Read More

What are Continuous Background Checks?

Continuous background checks are a departure from traditional screening practices and are a paradigm shift in how companies vet their employees. Unlike the conventional one-and-done approach, continuous background checks involve regular, ongoing assessments of an individual’s criminal history and qualifications. Continuous background checks can be used at varying frequencies, ranging from daily to weekly or…
Read More

Quality and Precise Results, On Time!

Let us know about your screening needs to get a custom quote. We work with businesses big and small as well as the government. Which means we have a package of solutions for your organization as well.