• Recent Developments Under Federal, New York, and New Jersey Law Will Impact Employment Relationships; Employers Must Plan Accordingly
  • August 27, 2014 | Authors: Charles H. Kaplan; Galit Kierkut; David I. Rosen; Damon W. Silver
  • Law Firms: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - New York Office ; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Newark Office
  • Beginning on March 1, 2015, New Jersey employers with 15 or more employees will be prohibited from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history until after they have conducted an initial interview of the applicant. Employers will also be banned from stating in any employment advertisement that they will not consider applicants who have been arrested or convicted of a crime. These “ban the box” protections are set forth in the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act (the “Act”), which Governor Christie signed into law on August 11, 2014. In passing the Act, New Jersey became the thirteenth state to enact statewide ban the box legislation.