Ban the box law takes effect September 1 Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 04:00 AM

Employment applicationIf you have 11 or more employees, your business may need to update job applications this week to comply with a new Colorado law. Effective September 1, 2019, employers may not include a question about an applicant’s criminal history on job applications.

The law, HB 19-1025 (Limits on Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries), also prohibits employers from stating in job postings or other advertising or on job applications that those with a criminal history may not apply for a position.

Employers may, however, conduct a criminal background check on job applicants at any time. The law also prohibits applicants from filing lawsuits against employers for violating the act. The law does not make those with a criminal history a protected group with regards to anti-discrimination laws.

Employers with 10 or fewer employees have until September 1, 2021, to get in compliance with this law.

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