Background Checks

In 2014, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie signed the Opportunity to Compete Act also known as Ban the Box law to assist individuals with criminal records reintegrate into the community by offering them a fair chance to apply to job positions. The law, which became effective March 1, 2015, prohibits employers from requiring prospective employees to complete Read more

State Ban-the-Box Laws Each year employers must navigate an ever-growing field of labor and employment-related laws to ensure compliance. In recent years, the presence of statewide “ban-the-box” legislation has grown significantly. These “fair chance” laws provide applicants a fair chance at being considered for a job by prohibiting questions about the applicant’s conviction history on Read more

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in removing barriers to employment for qualified individuals with a criminal record as seen by the proliferation of “Ban the Box” laws. Generally, these laws prohibit an employer from requiring a prospective employee to disclose a criminal conviction on a job application or before a conditional Read more

On July 22, 2015, Governor Douglas A. Ducey issued an executive order (2015-06) providing the state of Arizona the authority to perform credit, criminal and other background checks of prospective gubernatorial appointees and employees of the Office of the Governor. Currently, consumer reporting agencies can provide consumer reports to private employers for employment purposes under Read more