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April 4 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, Enacts 'Ban-the-Box-Plus' Ordinance

In early February, the Kansas City, Missouri City Council passed restrictions on employer's inquiries into, and use of, criminal record information.

Effective June 9, 2018, employers may not inquire about an applicant's criminal history until after it has been determined that the individual is otherwise qualified for the position, and only after the applicant has been interviewed for the position. Before the effective date, employers are advised to revise job applications, interview guidelines and policies, review and make necessary changes to the sequence and timing of asking about an applicant's criminal history, and implement guidelines and documentation that comply with the new Ordinance.