“Ban The Box” Is Back

The Connecticut house of representatives has passed a bill that would bar the state from asking about criminal backgrounds of potential employees until just before hiring.

An earlier bill faced opposition in the legislature.  That bill would have applied similar rules to businesses that contract with the state, and it angered some business advocates.  But this bill applies only to state hiring, and it passed the house with a unanimous vote.

Listen to our story online. Here are takes from the CT Mirror and CT Newsjunkie.

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