Federal Contractor Obligations Under Fair Chance Act

Federal contractors now must comply with the federal Fair Chance Act (FCA), which prohibits contractors from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background in certain cases in the initial stages of the application process. The FCA covers civilian agency contracts and defense contracts. It is not clearly defined how to determine whether a position is to perform work “related to” work under the federal contract, but once a contract has determined such, it must next determine whether the position falls into any of the three categories of positions exempted from the FCA.


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