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New York City Bars Pre-Offer Background Checks

July 1, 2015, 4:00 AM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) June 29 signed into law the Fair Chance Act (Intro. No. 318-A), making New York the latest jurisdiction to prohibit employers from conducting pre-offer criminal background checks when hiring.

Under the measure, which the New York City Council approved 44-6 June 10 29 LRW 1256, 6/17/15, 44 EDR 693, 6/17/15, 53 GERR 660, 6/16/15, 111 DLR A-16, 6/10/15, 13 WLR 901, 6/12/15, 9 WIR 438, 6/22/15, the city’s human rights code is revised to bar discrimination based on arrest record or criminal conviction. Effective 120 days after enactment, employers...

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