Excerpted from lexology.com post by Michael J. Ball and Michael C. Griffaton

Currently, nine states, the District of Columbia, and 15 local jurisdictions have adopted ban-the-box laws that generally prohibit private employers from initially inquiring into an applicant’s criminal history. Effective June 2018, Kansas City, Missouri, and Spokane, Washington, will become the latest cities to have ban-the-box laws for private employers.

Kansas City
Beginning June 9, 2018, employers with six or more employees in the city are prohibited from basing a hiring or promotional decision on an applicant’s criminal history unless the employer can demonstrate that its decision was based on all available information. This includes considering the frequency, recentness, and severity of a criminal record and whether the criminal record was reasonably related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.

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