Ban the Box: Hiring Just Got More Complicated in the City of Philadelphia

Criminal background checkDecember 18, 2015

By: Jim B. Shrimp, Esq.

For decades, private employers have used a number of tools to analyze and evaluate candidates for positions, including requiring resumes, work and personal references and the completion of an application.  Two tools that have also been used are credit checks and criminal background checks.  I wrote an article back in September on the use of credit reports in hiring and the fact that Federal legislation has been introduced to significantly limit the use of credit checks.  To date that legislation has not advanced toward becoming law. Continue reading “Ban the Box: Hiring Just Got More Complicated in the City of Philadelphia”