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Who has banned the box so far?

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A total of 23 states have adopted policies making it illegal to ask about criminal histories on employment applications:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

These eight states have removed the conviction history question on job applications for private employers:

  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

The National Employment Law Project features a free downloadable resource further detailing which jurisdictions feature "fair chance" policies.

 

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