The purpose of Ban the Box is to give you a better chance of getting a job. There are many different types of Ban the Box laws. All of them stop an employer from asking you about having a criminal record on a job application. Usually, the employer is allowed to ask about your criminal record at another step in the hiring process.
Many states, counties, and cities have Ban the Box laws. Each law is different. Some laws only apply to working for a government agency (a public employer). Some apply to both public and private employers.
To find out about your Ban the Box laws, select the county/city/town where you are seeking employment from the drop-down menu below: