The Fair Chance Act and Ban the Box Legislation

All Federal and State LawsOver the past decade, few trends in background checks have been more notable than the wave of ban the box legislation. Thirty-five states and 150 cities, counties, and local jurisdictions throughout the United States have adopted ban the box laws and ordinances. These measures, which mandate the removal of criminal history-related questions from job application materials, are often intended to give ex-offenders a better chance at job consideration and employment. In late 2019, the ban the box movement hit a new milestone with the passage of the federal Fair Chance Act. This law marks the second significant federal ban the box policy, and it could signal an even bigger swell of momentum behind the ban the box trend. In this white paper, we explain all current ban the box laws and provide the key details that employers need to know to remain compliant.
To view the full infographic click here or read the full white paper.

Get instant updates on Compliance and Legislation

Michael Klazema

About Michael Klazema The author

Michael Klazema is the lead author and editor for Dallas-based with a focus on human resource and employment screening developments

Michael's recent publications

More Like This Post

State Criminal Search

Virginia Criminal Search

A Virginia state background check can uncover more criminal records. Learn about these tools and the legal restrictions involved.

Order a Search for Virginia