The “box” refers to the box on a job application that candidates must check it if they’ve ever been convicted, or in some cases, arrested for a crime. A year ago, Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law a measure forbidding employers to use the box on applications or to even ask potential employees about their criminal histories during their first encounter. The EEOC seems to agree: in new guidelines released Wednesday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission described it as a best practice for employers.
- New York Law Firm Settles EEOC Age Discrimination Suit (newyorkparalegalblog.com)
- EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Using Arrest/Conviction Records (lawprofessors.typepad.com)