New Ban the Box Law in Vermont: What You Need to Know
Ensure your business is compliant with the new “ban the box” law in Vermont. In May, 2016, Vermont followed the nationwide trend of enacting a “ban the box” law. Vermont’s new legislation, which Governor Shumlin signed into law on May 3rd, precludes Vermont employers from requesting criminal history record information on their initial employment application forms. This topic will help employers understand the requirements of the new “ban the box” law, and provide insight into best practices. This information is critical for employers so they can properly assess their current hiring practices and make the changes needed to ensure compliance with the new law.
Who should attend?
- Summary of New "Ban the Box" Law in Vermont
- Who Is Covered by the Law
- What the Law Prohibits
- Exceptions to the Law
- Effective DateReview of Laws Regarding Criminal Background Checks
- Fair Credit Reporting Act and Vermont's Fair Credit Reporting Act
- Non-Discrimination LawsRecommendations
- Review of the Hiring Process
- Best Practices
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