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Ban The Box

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Philadelphia Law Firm Advises Employers On New ‘Ban the Box’ Law

Those regulations prohibit employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background on the initial application.

02/01/2012

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‘Ban The Box’ Law Goes Into Effect Today In Philadelphia

A new Philadelphia law restricting the ability of employers to ask applicants about criminal records goes into effect today.

01/13/2012

Mayor Nutter signs into law the 'Ban the Box' bill. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Signs ‘Ban The Box’

The bill, passed previously by city council, is designed to give ex-offenders a better chance of finding work.

04/18/2011

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Philadelphia To Ban Felon Question On Job Applications

Philadelphia will soon become the latest U.S. city to “ban the box,” prohibiting questions about a person’s criminal record on job applications.

04/15/2011

(Rick Mariano, in 2004 file photo.)

Philadelphia Ex-Councilman, Ex-Con Mariano Promotes ‘Ban The Box’ Legislation

Former Philadelphia city councilman Rick Mariano, who spent four years in federal prison following a conviction for bribery, returned to Philadelphia City Council today for the first time since his release.

03/16/2011