"Ban the box" was signed into law in Minnesota back in January 2014. This is the law that prohibits public and private sector employers from asking about arrests and criminal convictions on a job application. I previously blogged about “ban the box,” and urged employers to update their application forms.

Now six months later, you may be looking to do some summer hiring and may have forgotten to update your job applications. Here is a resource to help you review your job applications and it even includes training for employers on hiring practices.

It is too easy to dust off the hiring file and do things the same way you did for your last hire. Please make sure you have updated your job application forms and freshened things up a bit to avoid penalties.