Thursday, February 01, 2018
KANSAS CITY APPROVES 'BAN THE BOX' ORDINANCE: EMPTY GESTURE GIVEN INTERNETS BACKGROUND CHECK TECH OR JUST ANOTHER SMALL BIZ THREAT???
An ordinance sponsored by Councilman Jermaine Reed was successfully adopted by Council today and forbids employers from asking a very simple question about the felony history of applicants.
Thankfully, a simple Google search is usually pretty effective at weeding out creepers. For instance, among the denizens of the EPIC TKC Blog Community there are quite a few starving artists, failed reporters, struggling lawyers, barflies, politicos both old and new along with activists, former strippers and even some hottie housewives . . . Thank you Internets!!!
However, today's employment regulation push back is really a victory for social justice advocates who can now offer even more legislative proof of their influence. Meanwhile, most of the discussion at City Hall today reveals that social justice actually trumps legitimate biz concerns in Kansas City.
And so, once again, we put it to our blog community . . .
WILL YOU SNOOP ON PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES VIA INTERNETS BACKGROUND CHECK OR ABIDE BY THE SPIRIT OF KANSAS CITY "BAN THE BOX" LEGISLATION?!?!
Like it or not, amid the rise of increasing workplace violence, this question is a matter of life and death to local biz.
You decide . . .