Minnesota Ban the Box
Minnesota has joined the ranks of states “Banning the Box” regarding the criminal conviction question effective January 1, 2014.
The new law requires private employers to wait until a job applicant has been selected for an interview, or a conditional offer of employment has been extended, before asking a job applicant about criminal records or conducting a criminal background check. This requirement has applied to public employers since 2009.
For additional information regarding Minnesota’s law and for the to other states’ laws and those considering Ban the Box laws, click the links or contact BackTrack at 800-991-9694.