Effective February 2017
Ban The Box
In February 2017, Kentucky passed a Ban The Box law called the Fair Chance Employment Initiative. It requires the removal of "questions regarding convictions and criminal history" from Executive Branch and state-level job applications. Agencies may not ask if an applicant has a criminal history until the person has been offered an interview, unless the position they are applying for requires them to do so.
While this law only affects state employers, Governor Matt Bevin (who issued the order) commented that he hopes private employers will do the same.
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