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8:47 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Ban The Box Legislation Becomes Law

Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed the “ban the box” legislation into law.

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3:53 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Legislation removes criminal history check box from most applications

Supporters gather at the Statehouse to lobby for legislation that would remove questions about criminal history on most applications
Credit Flo Jonic

Most employers would be barred from asking job applicants about their criminal records under a bill introduced Wednesday in the General Assembly.  Employers would still be able to run criminal background checks, they just wouldn't know about any criminal history based on the application. Backers of the bill are hoping the third attempt to get the bill passed will be successful.  

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