Ban The Box
Those regulations prohibit employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background on the initial application.
A new Philadelphia law restricting the ability of employers to ask applicants about criminal records goes into effect today.
The bill, passed previously by city council, is designed to give ex-offenders a better chance of finding work.
Philadelphia will soon become the latest U.S. city to “ban the box,” prohibiting questions about a person’s criminal record on job applications.
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.