The City of Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Standards Ordinance, also known as the “ban the box” law, has been amended. The amendment went into effect on March 14, 2016.
The amendment changes when and how an employer may legally consider an applicant’s criminal record during the employment process. It also prohibits any automatic exclusion of applicants with criminal convictions from a job or class of jobs.
Penn is committed to fair and legal recruiting and employment practices. To honor that longstanding commitment, be sure to follow the guidelines below: