An Update on Maryland’s “Ban the Box”

Immediately following the close of the 2019 legislative session, this blog released a summary of the three new bills that could impact your workforce. One of those bills, the “Criminal Record Screening Practices (Ban the Box),” has now been vetoed by Governor Larry Hogan. The bill banned employers from requiring an applicant to disclose a criminal record at any time prior to the first in-person interview. Because of the veto, the bill will not take effect, but employers are still bound by local laws. Currently, Baltimore City, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County all have their own ban the box laws. It remains to be seen if the General Assembly will revisit the bill during its next session.

This blog was written by Lindsay Sfekas at Miles & Stockbridge.

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