Although it does not specifically apply to private sector employment, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal this week issued a gubernatorial directive implementing “ban the box” regarding state employment in the state of Georgia. “Ban the Box”, being pushed on a national level, prohibits employers from using a criminal record as an automatic bar to employment. Georgia now joins 14 other states and about 100 municipalities that have adopted “ban the box” in some form. Although most apply only to government hiring, 6 states have adopted it for private sector hires as well. Expect more of the same!