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Earlier this year I wrote about Illinois’ Ban-the-Box Law, which is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2015. I’d like to point out a few things I did not mention. First, the law includes a broad exception for employers who are prohibited under federal or state law from hiring someone who has committed […]

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Should Employers Ask Job Applicants About Their Arrest History?   The New York Times’ Ethicist columnist (“The Right to Remain Silent,” Sept. 8, 2013) recently was asked by a Vermont resident named Jim if it would be ethical to answer “no” to a prospective employer’s query about having an arrest record if he’d been arrested […]