“Ban the Box” Bill Gets Passed
Your job application may look a little different from now on.
The Senate recently approved a bill that would change state job application policies. Ex-felony convicts will no longer have to answer questions regarding their convictions.
“Ban the box” is a growing movement that hopes to eliminate these check-boxes that reveal the information. The check-boxes in question regard the criminal background history found on sector job applications.
The bill is part of an effort to cut back on people reoffending. Often times, it’s hard for ex-convicts to get a job, which, studies have shown, make them more likely to offend again.
The bill is still awaiting approval from California Governor, Jerry Brown.
What do you think of California’s passed bill?