- This change has passed.
Washington: The state’s new Fair Chance Act (ban the box) goes into effect
June 7, 2018
On March 13, 2018, Governor Inslee signed House Bill 1298. This law prohibits employers from asking applicants about arrests or convictions before the applicant is determined to be otherwise qualified for a position. Other requirements and limitations apply.
The new law becomes effective on June 7, 2018.