September 3, 2014

Ban the Box

PBS/Chicago Tonight

On the PBS program "Chicago Tonight," attorney Phillip Schreiber discusses an Illinois law that prohibits employers from asking applicants if they have been convicted of a felony on initial job applications. The law, known as "Ban the Box," goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

“Essentially it delays when a perspective employer can inquire about a candidate's criminal history, until employer has notified the employee that the employee will be granted an initial interview,” Mr. Schreiber said.

The "Chicago Tonight" story was rebroadcasted on the PBS News Hour on December 25, 2014.

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