Ban the box and the EEOC | | 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.


About vinhsu

Center City Philadelphia General Practice Law Firm with emphasis on Criminal Defense, Family Law, Immigration, Real Property, and Wills/Trusts/ Estate Planning. Licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
This entry was posted in Employment, National News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s