Portland City Council Votes to ‘Ban the Box’

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Portland City Council Votes to ‘Ban the Box’

After a unanimous vote of the City Council, Portland joined a growing number of local governments that are "banning the box" and making sure that workers with past arrest and conviction histories have the opportunity to find work. The new cod...

After a unanimous vote of the City Council, Portland joined a growing number of local governments that are “banning the box” and making sure that workers with past arrest and conviction histories have the opportunity to find work. The new code prevents employers from asking about prospective employees’ conviction history during job interviews. The new rule goes into effect in the summer of 2016.

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