Connecticut Enacts ‘Ban the Box’ Law

Originally Published by HR360

Law Effective January 1, 2017

Under a new law in Connecticut, employers are prohibited from inquiring about a prospective employee’s prior arrests, criminal charges, orconvictions on an initial employment application, unless:

  • The employer is required to do so by an applicable state or federal law; or
  • A security or fidelity bond or an equivalent bond is required for the position for which the prospective employee is seeking employment.

An employee or prospective employee may file a complaint with the state Labor Commissioner alleging an employer’s violation of the “Ban the Box” law.

The law is effective January 1, 2017. Click here to read the text of the law.

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