Oregon’s “Ban the Box” statute becomes effective January 1, 2016. Under this statute, Oregon employers are prohibited from requiring applicants to disclose criminal convictions on employment applications. Disclosure of criminal convictions is also prohibited before an initial interview or in the event no interview is conducted, before conditional job offers are communicated.
“Ban the Box” prohibitions do not apply to law enforcement or criminal justice agencies, volunteers, or where federal state or local laws require consideration of an applicant’s criminal history.
Contact PRH if you have any questions regarding this new law.