Philadelphia amends it’s “Ban the Box” Law

Philadelphia was one of the first cities to adopt ban the box legislation back in 2012 (Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards) which affected employers with 10 or more employees. The law specifically stated that employers may conduct a criminal background check after the first initial interview, and any time before that would be in violation…

Philadelphia Prohibits Employers From Asking About Criminal History

Philadelphia will soon adopt legislation that will prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on an employment application. The measure, which is attempting to “ban the box” has been brought forward by civil rights groups to allow ex-offenders a second chance for gainful employment. Benjamin Todd Jealous, President of the NAACP states that “Americans believe…