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Gov. Polis signs ‘Ban the Box’ bill into law

"When I was 17 years old, I was convicted of robbery," Mohammed said. "The application is the first thing that an employer sees."

"According to Rep. Leslie Herod (D-Denver), the bill will take effect in September 2019 for companies with 11 employees or more. Smaller businesses have until September 2021."

"Rob McGowen, owner of Dai Kon sandwiches in Denver, says the new law will change the hiring culture in Colorado. McGowen supports the law."

"I think it will be harder for people to instantly say no before digging a little further," McGowen said."

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