The trend is now complete on the West Coast with Washington joining both California and Oregon with implementing a statewide "ban the box" statute on behalf of the Fair Chance Act. On March 13, 2018, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Fair Chance Act for the state of Washington. The new HB 1298 law will prohibit covered employers from asking job applicants about their previous criminal convictions and/or arrests before they deem them "otherwise qualified." Read More
The National Consumer Assistance Plan (NCAP) was implemented by NCRAs such as Experian, Equifax, and Transunion last year in an attempt to enhance standards placed on credit bureaus reporting public record information from third parties. This plan called for the NCRAs to remove all civil judgments and the have the majority of tax lien information removed from consumer credit reports effective July 2017. Since the implementation, Transunion has continued to monitor tax lien information being reported by third parties. Read More
The Fair Chance Act mandates for employers completely remove the question on the employment application inquiring about past criminal history and waiting until further along in the hiring process to inquire about this information. While this may seems pretty straightforward, this is not the case as there currently is not a federal "ban-the-box" law. There are instead states with a specific policy that may contradict a county with its own specific policy. From there, a city in that county might even have a different interpretation of the same law. This is why an infographic is needed to explain each state, county, and city's requirements in order to be in compliance with "ban-the-box." Read More
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