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I B Freeman
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"Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
John Bel following his big government beliefs pushed a "ban the box" law onto the books concerning employment with state government.

He wants to expand this to all employers.

What he is pushing is that employers should not be allowed to ask about the criminal activity and criminal convictions of potential employees.

Get this---he is saying that a bank should not be allowed to inquire about the criminal convictions of a potential employee that might have been a convicted bank robber.

Legislators should insist if the big government, radical leftist Edwards pushes this again that past history of employees can not used as evidence in civil matters against employers. Should a company that employs a convicted drunk unknowingly be found liable for the drunk's action as an employee if he is drunk on the job unknowingly?

He is messing with good employment practices that protect the public by tying the hands of employers in screening their employees.

JBE is left of HRC.
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Wtodd
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
He's a moron but this is already reality in a lot of places.

Congrats La on electing the white Obama.


CoachChappy
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
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What he is pushing is that employers should not be allowed to ask about the criminal activity and criminal convictions of potential employees.


This is a great idea. Sir have you ever been arrested for crimes against children? Oh wait I can't ask that. Welcome to our Kindergarten. fricking stupid!

If they are going to ban a box, remove race from all government documents. BOOM, no more affirmative action. (in theory)


heartbreakTiger
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
JBE honor code though

vitter fricked hookers, JBE fricks la citizens


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I B Freeman
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
You know Coach that today if there is an unclassified state employee working with children the state cannot ask about his prior felony convictions.

They passed this law this year.


skinny domino
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
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He's a moron but this is already reality in a lot of places. Congrats La on electing the white Obama.
yeah, you have a mental giant over there in the shunshine state.


Jon Ham
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
The same rule effectively applies to property managers when it comes to investigating potential tenants. It's absurd.


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Bjorn Cyborg
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
While I think the whole concept is retarded (I'm against any employment restrictions, racial or otherwise), that is not my understanding of Ban the Box.

I believe it is against that being on the application and used to pre-screen. Once the person gets to the interview stage, those questions are fair game.

The logic being, that a lot of good hires would be made if they made it to the interview and got to see what a great person they were.

It's bullshite, but let's be accurate.


CoachChappy
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
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You know Coach that today if there is an unclassified state employee working with children the state cannot ask about his prior felony convictions.

They passed this law this year.



I cannot believe that. Please provide a link for me. I have to see it myself to believe it. (I'm not lying you are lying. I just have to see it.)


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TrueTiger
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
Ban the box is just for the application and initial interviews.

An employer can still require a background check to be passed prior to hire. So bank robbers won't get hired.

The problem is that the hiring manager winds up wasting his time with applicants who will won't meet the final requirements.

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tigerlaw
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
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While I think the whole concept is retarded (I'm against any employment restrictions, racial or otherwise), that is not my understanding of Ban the Box.

I believe it is against that being on the application and used to pre-screen. Once the person gets to the interview stage, those questions are fair game.

The logic being, that a lot of good hires would be made if they made it to the interview and got to see what a great person they were.

It's bullshite, but let's be accurate.




This is my understanding as well, and I agree - I'm not a fan because I don't think it'll change much and I generally don't like government interference in private business. I do, however, think it would be very beneficial to everyone if ex-cons became contributing members of society rather than ending up back in prison, and if someone could prove to me that this policy would go a long way in doing that, I might change my mind.
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Wtodd
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
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yeah, you have a mental giant over there in the shunshine state

Wut??? You really don't want to compare JBE & Rick Scott. While Scott can't talk for shite publicly, he's done a pretty good job as Gov.


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TigernMS12
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
I'd like to know what his thoughts are on the Character and Fitness evaluation doctors and lawyers (potential) have to submit to in order to even sit for the BAR/Boards? Should we just do away with those as well.
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TigernMS12
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
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Ban the box is just for the application and initial interviews.

An employer can still require a background check to be passed prior to hire. So bank robbers won't get hired.

The problem is that the hiring manager winds up wasting his time with applicants who will won't meet the final requirements.


This makes much more sense. With that said, I'm not sure why we should waste employer's time with an interview if they know going in that they're not hiring someone with a criminal background. The employer is just going to waste a lot of time if they go through the whole process and later find out the person has a criminal history that precludes them from the job. Then they have to go through the entire process with another person.
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tigerlaw
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
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I'd like to know what his thoughts are on the Character and Fitness evaluation doctors and lawyers (potential) have to submit to in order to even sit for the BAR/Boards? Should we just do away with those as well.


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I'd like to know what his thoughts are on the Character and Fitness evaluation doctors and lawyers (potential) have to submit to in order to even sit for the BAR/Boards? Should we just do away with those as well.


That's an interesting point. I suppose the counter-argument is that (at least in Louisiana) applicants to the bar can offer an explanation to the Louisiana Supreme Court and they will consider extraneous circumstances (if any). Applicants to the bar aren't excluded simply because they check a "box."


elprez00
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
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I do, however, think it would be very beneficial to everyone if ex-cons became contributing members of society rather than ending up back in prison,

Oh come on. If I'm hiring a guy, and i got through multiple rounds of interviews and decided to extend an offer, and then I find out that he was a convicted felon, I'd be pissed. Does honesty mean anything? I'd heave a hell of a lot more respect for someone that comes in and is upfront about something like that. Integrity is lost on the left.


ForeLSU
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
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Get this---he is saying that a bank should not be allowed to inquire about the criminal convictions of a potential employee that might have been a convicted bank robber.


Given you didn't provide a link, it's hard to validate your claim here. Most "Ban the Box" laws state that you can't perform a background check until after a conditional offer to a candidate is made. My guess is this is standard policy for most companies anyway.

FWIW, I support grass roots "Ban the Box" campaigns by private groups to private companies. But the gov needs to stay out of it.


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Damone
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
LOL, who in the frick actually voted for JBE? Those people should be rounded up and forced into camps.


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TigernMS12
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
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Applicants to the bar aren't excluded simply because they check a "box."


I don't know how the LA state BAR handles things, but in MS, if you have any sort of crime/arrest for something considered dishonest (fraud, theft, etc.) then you aren't sitting for the bar. You can get away with a DUI or possession type things from being young and stupid, but they take crimes that indicate dishonesty extremely serious, as they should considering most will manage client trust accounts. Another thing that will get you immediately flagged is if you left something off your disclosures to the law school because it is seen as deceitful, even if it was something they would otherwise find trivial.
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I B Freeman
Member since Oct 2009
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re: "Ban the Box" is a stupid idea in today's tort environment--JBE knows this
I was mistaken.

It is true that after the initial interview the Louisiana law will allow background checks.

There are those that want to eliminate the criminal background checks all together.

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