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Ban the Box/Fair Chance Laws

About Ban the Box/Fair Chance Laws

States with a statewide rule are noted. Although this list is as up to date as possible, due to rapidly changing laws, we cannot guarantee it is complete. If your state or city is not listed, refer to the National Employment Law Project’s map of current laws and please confirm specifics with your legal counsel.


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State Policy; State Specifics

Alabama

Birmingham

No state or local policy

Alaska

State Policy

Arizona

Glendale

Maricopa County

Phoenix

Pima County

Tempe

Tucson

Arkansas

Pulaski County

state law, public & private employers

California

Alameda County

Berkeley

Carson

Compton

East Palo Alto

Los Angeles (inc. private employers)

Oakland

Pasadena

Richmond

Sacramento

San Francisco (inc. private employers)

Santa Clara County

state law; agencies & licensing agencies

Colorado

Denver

state law, public & private employers

Connecticut

Bridgeport

Hartford

New Haven

Norwich

law; public & private employers

Delaware

Washington D.C.

Florida

Broward County

Clearwater

Daytona Beach

Fort Myers

Gainesville

Jacksonville

Miami-Dade County

Orlando

Palm Beach County

Pompano Beach

Sarasota

St. Petersburg

Tampa

Tallahassee

state policy; state agencies

Georgia

Albany

Atlanta

Augusta

Cherokee County

Columbus

Fulton County

Macon-Bibb County

state law; public & private employers

Hawaii

state law; public & private employers; state agencies

Illinois

Chicago (inc. private employers)

state policy

Indiana

Indianapolis

Iowa

Johnson County

Lynn County

Kansas

Johnson County

Kansas City

Topeka

Wichita

executive order; state agencies

Kentucky

Louisville

state law; some state employers

Louisiana

Baton Rouge

New Orleans (city & its contractors)

state law; state agencies

Maryland

Baltimore (inc. private employers)

Montgomery County (inc. private employers)

Prince George's County (inc. private employers)

state law; most public & private employers

Massachusetts

Boston

Cambridge

Worcester

Michigan

Ann Arbor

Detroit

East Lansing

Genesee County

Kalamazoo

Muskegon County

state law; most public & private employers

Minnesota

Minneapolis

St. Paul

exec. order; state agencies

Missouri

Columbia (inc. private employers)

Jackson County

Kansas City (inc. private employers)

St. Louis

St. Louis County

state law

Nebraska

state law

Nevada

North Las Vegas

state law; public & private employers; preempts city & county laws

New Jersey

Atlantic City

Newark

state law; includes cities and counties

New Mexico

State Policy; State Specifics

New York

Albany County

Buffalo (Inc. Private Employers)

Dutchess County

Ithaca

Kingston

Newburgh

New York City (Inc. Private Employers)

Rochester (Inc. Private Employers)

Syracuse

Tompkins County

Ulster County

Woodstock

Yonkers

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville

Buncombe County

Carrboro

Charlotte

Cumberland County

Durham City

Durham County

Forsyth County

Mecklenburg County

Spring Lake

Wake County

state law

Ohio

Alliance

Akron

Canton

Cincinnati

Clevealdn

Cuyahoga County

Dayton

Franklin County

Hamilton County

Lucas County

Massillon

Newark

Stark County

Summit County

Warren

Youngstown

executive order; state agencies

Oklahoma

state law; public & private employers

Oregon

Multnomah County

Portland (inc private employers)

state law

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Allentown

Beaver County

Bethlehem

Lacaster

Philadelphia (inc. private employers)

Pittsburgh

Reading

York

state law; public & private employers

Rhode Island

Providence

South Carolina

York County

state law; state agencies

Tennessee

Chattanooga

Hamilton County

Memphis

Nashville

Texas

Austin (inc. private employers)

Dallas County

San Antonio

Travis County

state law

Utah

state law; public & private employers

Vermont

state policy; state agencies

Virginia

Alexandria

Arlington County

Blacksburg

Charlottesville

Danville

Fairfax County

Fredericksburg

Harrisonburg

Henry County

Montgomery County

Newport News

Norfolk

Petersburg

Portsmouth

Prince William County

Richmond

Roanoke

Staunton

Virginia Beach

state law; public & private employers

Washington

Pierce County

Seattle (inc. private employers)

Spokane (inc. private employers)

Spokane County

Tacoma

state law; state agencies

Wisconsin

Dane County

Madison

Milwaukee

Milwaukee County