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25 September 2009

"Ban The Box" Ordinance Approved | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network

"Ban The Box" Ordinance Approved | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network

New Haven’s Board of Aldermen has approved the controversial “Ban the Box” ordinance, aimed at helping ex-offenders get jobs.  
"The “Box” is that part of a job application where people have to say whether or not they’ve been convicted of a crime.  The legislation eliminates the box from city job applications and moves criminal background checks later into the hiring process, after its been determined if the applicant is otherwise qualified for the position. Under the new law, vendors and contractors doing business with New Haven must do the same.

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Source:  http://www.cpbn.org/article/ban-box-ordinance-approved

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