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Tue August 5, 2014

Should questions about previous felony convictions be removed from employment applications?

  Several states, including Ohio, have recently passed or are considering legislation to prevent employers from asking if a job seeker has been convicted of a felony on an initial application form. Proponents of such legislation say the question discriminates against the more than 92 million people in the United States who have an arrest record. We look at so-called “Ban the Box laws with Cathleen Snyder, Human Resources consultant with Strategic Human Resources, and Matt Messersmith, president and CEO of Signet Screening.

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