Connecticut “Ban-the-Box”

CT Ban-the-Box Effective 1/1/2017


Criminal background checkEffective January 1, 2017, Connecticut employers will be banned from using employment applications that request a candidate’s criminal history. On June 1, 2016, Governor Dannel Malloy signed the “ban-the-box” law, which has been adopted in other jurisdictions including New York City and Vermont. The new law affects employers with one or more workers. Between now and January 1, 2017, employers should review their current employment applications to determine if an update is needed. Additionally, employers should review their recruiting practices to ensure they are in compliance with state and federal hiring laws.


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