criminal background checks

The New York City Fair Chance Act (FCA) goes into effect today, October 27, and applies to any employers in New York City with four or more employees. The FCA amends the New York City Human Rights Law and significantly limits how employers in New York City may use an applicant’s criminal history in making

The New York Legislature recently signed three pieces of legislation aimed at enhancing employment opportunities for individuals with prior criminal convictions. The new laws relate to Article 23-A of New York’s Correction Law, which provides that employers are prohibited from discriminating against an applicant based on a prior criminal conviction unless (a) there is a