EMPLOYMENT LAW

Jersey Jumps on the 'Ban-the-Box' Wagon

, New Jersey Law Journal

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The Opportunity to Compete Act, introduced in the N.J. Senate on on Feb. 21, is the latest of a series of reforms that aim to reduce barriers faced by ex-offenders attempting to re-enter the workforce. The act would prohibit potential employers from asking about criminal convictions on employment applications, and by otherwise regulating the use of criminal-history information.

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