NYC Votes to Further Prohibit Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Settings

The New York City Council recently passed a bill that would significantly expand the scope of the New York City Fair Chance Act (FCA), imposing restrictions on an employer’s ability to take any adverse action against an applicant or current employee based on pending criminal charges. In addition, the bill will extend the FCA to cover current employees convicted of a crime while employed. Mayor DeBlasio has 30 days to sign, veto or take no action on the legislation. In addition, the FCA would be extended to pending arrests and criminal accusations, offers new factors for considering certain arrests and convictions, and would require employers to solicit any information relating to the relevant fair chance factors, among other amendments.


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