Massachusetts Agency Releases Guidance on Interpretation of “Ban the Box” Legislation


The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s fact sheet appears to expand the new criminal offender record information legislation in two key ways.

As reported in a previous On the Subject, Massachusetts recently passed new criminal offender record information legislation that significantly affects hiring in Massachusetts. For more information, click here (see article below for link). The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the agency responsible for enforcing the “ban the box” provisions of that legislation, has now issued a fact sheet in the format of frequently asked questions to explain how it interprets the new law. (See article below to view the fact sheet). Importantly, the MCAD’s interpretation appears to expand the new legislation in two key ways.

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