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Baltimore Ban the Box Law

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The Basics

Location: City of Baltimore
Legislation: Ordinance 14-221
Type: Ban the Box
Effective: Aug. 13, 2014

Key Takeaways

  • Employers must wait until after a conditional offer to inquire about criminal history.
  • Covers employers with 10 or more full-time employees.

Who does this effect?

  • Applies to employers with 10 or more full-time equivalent employees in the city of Baltimore.
    What does the law provide?
  • Criminal history information can be sought after a conditional offer of employment (need not be in writing).

Are there any exceptions

The law does not apply to, among others, any inquiry or other action that is required or expressly authorized by some other applicable law. Employers should consult with their to see if they are otherwise exempt from the law.