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Last August, New Jersey Governor Christie signed into law "The Opportunity to Compete Act", otherwise known as the "Ban the Box" bill. This legislation will restrict employers from inquiring about an applicant's criminal background during the initial stages of the application process. The law will take effect on March 1, 2015, and makes New Jersey the 13th state (along with Delaware which enacted similar legislation in May 2014) to enact a Ban the Box bill. (click the newsletter title above to read more)
It may seem like government moves at a glacial pace, but this is a case of consumer protection getting heightened attention.
After being introduced April 9, 2014 the Delaware House and Senate approved a law that places new obligations on commercial entities with respect to the retention/destruction of records containing personally identifiable information about consumers. The Act was signed into law by Delaware Governor Jack Markell on July 1, 2014 - only eighty-two days later. (click the newsletter title above to read more)