The Governor of New Jersey signed into law the Opportunity to Compete Act, which prevents employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history on an employment application or during the initial job interview. The “ban-the-box” law becomes effective March 1, 2015. Greenberg Traurig attorneys, Robert H. Bernstein and Andrew B. Buckman, discuss the key points of the law and suggest employers in the state of New Jersey conduct a comprehensive review of their hiring practices and procedures that relate to the use of an applicant’s criminal history.

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