Oregon Employers Need to Prepare for New “Ban the Box” Law
Effective January 1, 2016, Oregon will become the latest state to limit the ability of employers to ask job applicants about prior criminal histories.
HB 3025, signed by Gov. Kate Brown in July, prohibits most Oregon employers from excluding an individual from an initial job interview if, prior to that interview, the applicant is required to disclose a criminal conviction (either through a job application form or otherwise). If there is no initial interview, an employer is prohibited from requiring an applicant to disclose such information before making a conditional offer of employment.Read the full article and discuss it »