In June 2017, the Indiana governor issued Executive Order 17-15 banning the box on all job applications for positions under the governor’s jurisdiction in the executive branch. The Executive Order also required that background checks be performed later in the hiring process.
In February 2014, a fair-chance ordinance was passed by the Consolidated City of Indianapolis and Marion County, with the full support of the mayor. Under this ordinance, background checks cannot be performed until after the first interview.
In cases where there is no interview conducted, City and County agencies, and vendors/contractors contracting with the City are prohibited from inquiring into a job applicant’s past criminal convictions. When background checks are performed, they will be individually assessed using the EEOC criteria.
Cities Include: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel, Fishers, Bloomington, Hammond, Gary and more.
Note: This information is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult with your own legal counsel for advice related to your state/locality.