Does Ban The Box prevent employers from running background checks?
No. Ban-the-Box laws generally regulate when employers can ask applicants if they have ever been convicted of a crime. In jurisdictions with Ban-the-Box laws, employers are often required to hold off on asking any questions about an applicant’s criminal history (if any), until an offer of employment has been presented to the applicant.
Depending on the jurisdiction, Ban the Box laws may also regulate what steps an employer must follow when taking adverse action on the basis of a background check.
Background check laws are complex and may depend on your jurisdiction. If you have questions about how Ban the Box laws may affect your hiring process, we recommend that you consult with your legal counsel.