"Ban-the-box" legislation has appeared in rising frequency across the nation. Most recently, such a measure has been considered by lawmakers in Minnesota. This particular proposal could affect a much larger swatch of employers than other attempts to ban the box, as it applies specifically to the private sector.
An increasingly common piece of legislation is making its way across the country. Bills proposing bans on questions of criminal histories on job applications are gaining steam in the United States, both at a state and local level, with the most recent instances occurring in North Carolina and St. Paul.