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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Issues Ban the Box Policy for State Jobs

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In a prior post, we discussed “Ban the Box” legislation and how it can impact workers. On May 5, 2017, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a “Ban the Box” policy, relative to state non-civil service jobs.  Described as a “Fair-Chance hiring policy” for state agencies, the legislation will remove the criminal conviction question, otherwise… Read More »

Ban the Box Legislation and Criminal Background Checks for Employment

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In a previous article we discussed whether Employers can obtain criminal record information during the application for employment process and deny employment based on those findings. Many states and municipalities have passed “Ban the Box” legislation to make this process illegal.  In general, Ban the Box legislation requires employers to delay the inquiry into… Read More »

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