Excerpted from indystar.com, by James Briggs

The box isn’t banned anymore. Not technically, at least.

But if you run a company that wants to do business with Indianapolis and Marion County, it would be a very good idea for you to skip the box – a term that refers to the space people check on job applications to indicate they have a criminal record.

The city council is revamping its ban-the-box ordinance in response to a state law passed earlier this year that stripped its authority. The amended ordinance might not have the teeth of the original version, but it could have the same basic effect.

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