Time for Oregon employers to prepare for ‘ban the box’ law

December 07, 2015 0 COMMENTS

by Cal Keith

Oregon’s new “ban the box” law takes effect January 1, meaning employers will be prohibited from asking applicants to check a box inquiring about criminal history on employment applications.

The new law makes it unlawful to exclude an applicant from an initial interview solely because of a past criminal conviction. An applicant is unlawfully excluded if: read more…