Stories tagged: ban the box
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 7:46 a.m.
Inslee signs bills banning universities from requesting criminal histories, requiring more financial aid information
Colleges must “ban the box” on applications and provide more information on student loans.
Sat., March 3, 2018, 7:55 p.m.
Washington businesses would not be able to ask new job applicants if they have a criminal record under legislation that received final legislative approval Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
Colleges and universities might be required to “ban the box” on student applications.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:33 p.m.
Washington employers wouldn’t be able to have a prospective workers fill out an application that asks if they’ve been arrested under a bill approved Wednesday by the House.
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017
Layne Pavey is using her own experience as a felon to push ‘Ban the Box’ and give former prisoners a chance on the outside
The day after she was released from prison, Layne Pavey went to Target to buy makeup, where she encountered children for the first time in almost two years. “I was …
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools will continue to ask job applicants about their criminal history, despite a Spokane city ruling outlawing the practice.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
A five-vote supermajority of the Spokane City Council voted Monday night to “ban the box” and potentially impose fines on noncompliant businesses beginning in 2019. The law will take effect …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 6:41 a.m.
Spokane City Council may ban businesses from asking for job seekers’ criminal backgrounds on applications
Three years after eliminating the question about criminal history from applications for jobs at City Hall, lawmakers are proposing a measure that would extend to all employers within city limits. …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
The Spokane County Board of Commissioners voted this week to remove questions about past criminal convictions from county job applications.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Many businesses would be banned from asking prospective employees about a possible criminal record when they first fill out a job application under a bill that received approval by a …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
Disclosing one’s criminal history on a job application often immediately eliminates them from the applicant pool, regardless of qualifications.
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014
Spokane Mayor David Condon said Monday the city would join a nationwide trend to “ban the box” and no longer ask city job applicants about their criminal background. At a …