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Colorado Democrats bring back “ban the box” — and this time it could happen

"This bill does not require anyone to give anyone a job,” Herod said. “It just allows them to have a face-to-face conversation.”


"Herod’s bill would prohibit most employers across Colorado from including questions about criminal history on initial job applications. The bill makes exceptions for jobs like teachers and bankers because state law says certain convictions are disqualifying."


"Also, unlike past efforts, this bill doesn’t prohibit an employer from asking about someone’s criminal history during an interview. And it explicitly states that applicants can’t sue a business that breaks the rules. Instead, the bill creates a complaint process through the Department of Labor."


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