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Philadelphia City Ordinance Bans the Box

By Michael Klazema on 4/15/2011

In part, the ordinance prohibits employers from taking adverse action based on an arrest or accusation that is not still pending and hasn’t resulted in a conviction and prohibits employers from asking about convictions prior to the completion of an interview.

The now signed ordinance takes effect on July 12, 2011.

The full ordinance is available at http://legislation.phila.gov/attachments/11273.pdf. Limited legislative history is available at http://legislation.phila.gov/detailreport/?key=11048.

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