Ban The Box http://wfae.org en With Charlotte Checked Off, 'Ban The Box' Campaign Will Expand http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-checked-ban-box-campaign-will-expand <p>Nearly all of us have filled out a job application that asks if you’ve ever been convicted of a crime.&nbsp; Check the box yes, and you need to explain yourself. Well, that’s now a thing of the past for most potential city of Charlotte employees. City Manager Ron Carlee has decided to “ban the box.” We were joined this morning by the man who got this movement started in Charlotte a couple years ago. He’s Jason Huber, a law professor at the Charlotte School of Law, where he heads the school’s Civil Rights Clinic.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:37:53 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 46210 at http://wfae.org With Charlotte Checked Off, 'Ban The Box' Campaign Will Expand City Manager Ron Carlee Decides To "Ban The Box" http://wfae.org/post/city-manager-ron-carlee-decides-ban-box <p>Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee officially "banned the box" on Friday. Applicants for city jobs will now no longer see a question about prior convictions on the initial application. The exception will be for public safety jobs – like police officers or airport employees.</p><p>Applicants will be asked about criminal history much later in the process --&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">in some departments after several rounds of interviews.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:35:50 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46161 at http://wfae.org City Manager Ron Carlee Decides To "Ban The Box"