Nationwide, thus far, 32 states and over 150 cities and counties have adopted what is widely known as “ban the box”. The National Employment Law Project (NELP) states: This is to ensure that Employers consider a job candidate’s qualifications first-without the stigma of a conviction or arrest record.
Ban the Box is becoming the ‘norm’ for many areas as it’s persuading employers to remove from their hiring applications the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record.
Employer, Property Management and Volunteer clients: Be proactive and ban the box, NOW, even if it is not yet law in every jurisdiction in which you work.
In Maryland and surrounding states, employers need to be diligent in their background checks and how they consider prospective employees. Let POEknows’ team keep your business safe by providing these services for you; Contact us today!