According to Lexology, on March 14, 2016, the recent amendments to Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Screening Standards Ordinance (“Ban the Box”), signed by former Mayor Michael Nutter, will officially take effect. The intent of the ordinance is to make sure that employers make hiring and other employment decisions based on relevant work qualifications without improperly considering a person’s criminal record. However, the recent overhaul of increased restrictions are far-reaching, and essentially creates a significant increase in risk of civil liability for employers with criminal background screening policies and procedures.
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