With the start of 2015, new ban-the-box laws became effective in Illinois, the City of Chicago, and Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland. Ban-the-box laws prohibit questions about an applicant's criminal background on employment applications and often include additional restrictions on inquiries by employers into criminal history.
Originally posted January 26, 2015
By Philip L. Gordon, Zoe M. Argento
Littler Mendelson P.C.