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Update Employment Application Language Related to Criminal Record History to Comply with Illinois HB5701

Existing ExactHire ATS clients that employ individuals in the state of Illinois should take measures to comply with Illinois's HB5071, effective January 1, 2015.

For more information about this law, please visit our blog: Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act:  Illinois Ban the Box.

If your employment application includes question(s) related to an applicant's criminal record history, then please consult with your employment attorney whether the wording of your question(s) is compliant with state and federal laws.  It is important that you know the state regulations on collecting applicants' criminal history data for EACH state in which you hire.

Should you need to change your application language to become compliant, please email us at support@exacthire.com with your desired wording for the criminal history related question(s).  Based on your existing application, we will create a new application using the language you request in order to be compliant. NOTE: If you need different versions of your application to comply with laws across different states in which you hire, we can absolutely accommodate that as HireCentric supports multiple external applications.