Is your employment screening program compliant?
Ban the Box legislation has been on the most popular legislative initiatives in recent history. By removing questions of past criminal history from a job application, employers consider a job candidate’s qualifications first, without the stigma of a conviction or arrest record. it’s not just states that have adopted the legislation – several counties and other jurisdictions have embraced Ban the Box legislation and have passed additional rules in addition to the state-level mandates.
Following in the same vein of promoting fairness and equity in the hiring process, Salary History Bans prevent employers from asking a candidate’s past salary information during specific parts of the hiring process. Much like Ban the Box, it has been a popular legislative initiative for states and jurisdictions to adopt regulating pre-employment and screening practices. While Salary History Bans are not as widespread, more and more states and jurisdictions are adopting the rule.
The map below compiles information for both Ban the Box and Salary History Bans by state and then breaks down by local jurisdiction if applicable. The information on this map is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. AmericanChecked recommends consulting with your legal counsel for guidance.