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New York City “Bans the Box”

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New York City enacted Int. 0318-2014, i.e. the Fair Chance Act (the “Act”), into law, barring employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history until a conditional offer of employment has been made. Read More

“Ban the Box” update

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Over the past few years, “Ban the Box” legislation – or legislation that seeks to eliminate employment barriers for qualified job applicants with criminal records by restricting an employer’s right to inquire into an applicant’s criminal history – has been gaining momentum nationwide, with new states, cities and counties joining the movement every month. Read More

NYC Commission on Human Rights clarifies applicability of new background screening laws

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NYC Commission on Human Rights: New “ban the box” and credit report laws do not apply extraterritorially—NYC must be the “locus of the job.” Read More

NYC Commission on Human Rights gives presentation on the city’s new background check laws

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Paul Keefe, supervising attorney at the NYC Commission on Human Rights, gave a detailed presentation discussing NYC’s two new background check laws, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act and the Fair Chance Act. Read More

Two major retailers fined for violations of “Ban the Box” law

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According to The Buffalo News , Big Lots and Marshalls have agreed to pay a combined $195K in fines for violating Buffalo’s “Ban the Box” ordinance by including criminal history inquiries on their job applications at their Buffalo stores. Read More

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