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Strict Updates to Massachusetts’ `Ban the Box’ Law

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In 2010, Massachusetts was one of the first jurisdictions to adopt a “Ban the Box” law, which prohibits employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal record on an employment application. The purpose of these laws is to help applicants with criminal records overcome certain barriers in obtaining employment.… Continue reading this entry

"Fair Is Foul and Foul Is Fair" - NYC Employers Gird for Fair Chance Act

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Things or people are not as they always appear to be. That message pervades not only Shakespeare’s Macbeth but also New York City’s Fair Chance Act (FCA), which is scheduled to go into effect next week (on October 27) and is designed to promote the hiring of individuals who have prior criminal convictions. To that end, … Continue reading this entry