Federal Contractors Must "Ban the Box"

Randi Klein Hyatt
Randi Klein Hyatt
01/05/2022
The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 became effective December 20, 2021, and requires federal agencies to include language in federal contracts prohibiting contractors from requesting, whether verbally or in writing, the criminal history of a job applicant for work on a federal contract until after a conditional offer of employment has been made.  As many employers already know from the myriad state and local laws already in place, the...
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Montgomery County Expands Its "Ban-The-Box" Law

Randi Klein Hyatt
Randi Klein Hyatt
12/11/2020
Montgomery County, Maryland has amended the county's ban-the-box legislation to increase restrictions on employers during the hiring process.  The current law prohibits employers with fifteen (15) full-time employees in Montgomery County from conducting a criminal background check or otherwise seeking information on an applicant's criminal or arrest background before the completion of the first interview.  The Amendment, which becomes effective...
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