ban the box

Opportunity to Compete Act – are you in favor of it?
As of yesterday, the ‘Opportunity to Compete Act’ is officially law in New Jersey.
The law states that no place of employment with 15 or more employees can have - on an initial job application - a box asking the candidate whether or not they’ve been convicted of …
Fresh Start for the Convicted
The new law states that Garden State employers with 15 or more workers cannot inquire about a job applicant's criminal history until completion of an initial interview.
A state Senate panel has heard from advocates and business leaders about legislation that would limit New Jersey employers from asking job applicants about their criminal past.