Federal "Ban the Box" Bill Introduced in U.S. Congress

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Unveil Legislation Aimed at Federal Contractors

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October 27, 2015

Federal "Ban the Box" Bill Introduced in U.S. Congress

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Unveil Legislation Aimed at Federal Contractors

"Ban the box" legislation has been introduced for the first time at the federal level, reflecting a broader trend witnessed in dozens of states and municipalities.  On September 10, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers in both houses of Congress introduced the Fair Chance Act (S. 2021  / H.R. 3470), which would prohibit federal agencies or contractors from asking prospective employees about whether they have a criminal record before a formal job offer has been extended.  Once a conditional offer of employment...