Ban the box and the EEOC | Philly.com | Jane M. Von Bergen | 4/27/12

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.

For full article see: Ban the box and the EEOC. You can read more about the guidelines, and read yesterday’s (April 26, 2012) jobbing blog post on Philadelphia’s special connection to them.

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