BUSINESS OWNERS, take note: "Ban the Box" goes into effect tomorrow.
Pull up a chair if you just uttered a deeply confused, "Huh? Wha'?"
"Ban the Box" - also known by its less-catchy official name, the Philadelphia Fair Criminal Screening Standards Ordinance - was signed into law by Mayor Nutter in April.
The ordinance prohibits any business in the city that employs more than 10 people from asking job-seekers either on their application or during their first interview if they have any criminal convictions.