Philadelphia’s Amended ‘Ban the Box’ Law Goes into Effect

Posted · Add Comment
Philadelphia's Amended 'Ban the Box' Law Goes into Effect

This week, Philadelphia’s amended “Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards Ordinance” went into effect, continuing the trend of ban the box laws that are in effect around the country. Employers in Philadelphia must now provide a conditional offer before running a criminal background check, must limit themselves to information on criminal records that are at most seven years old and also have certain notification requirements. More detail can be found on the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations’ webpage.

Ban the box laws are a complex set of regulations that span various states, counties and local municipalities. To learn more, you can download HireRight’s summary of State Ban the Box Laws.

For more information about areas with ban-the-box legislation, as well as basic information about the initiative and incarceration statistics, view this 2014 infographic:

ban-the-box-infographic

 

When Can An Employer Ask About Criminal History?
Free background screening report
White Paper: State Ban the Box Laws

This chart describes the question of “when” an employer may ask about criminal histories.

Download Now

Abdul Rastagar

I lead the Product Marketing team at HireRight. I am a customer advocate, digital and future enthusiast, technologist, and all around curious guy.

More Posts

Follow Me:
TwitterLinkedIn

Comments

comments


The HireRight Blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, and is not a substitute for and should not be construed as legal advice. HireRight does not warrant any statements in the HireRight Blog. Any statutes or laws cited herein should be read in their entirety. You should direct to your own experienced legal counsel questions involving your organization’s compliance with or interpretation or application of laws or regulations and any additional legal requirements that may apply.