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New York City Adopts New 'Ban the Box' Regulations, Continues Expansion of Employee Rights

    Although New York City's "ban the box" law, the Fair Chance Act ("FCA"), went into effect close to two years ago, the New York City Commission on Human Rights' final regulations became effective on August 5, 2017. These regulations expand on the previously issued Enforcement Guidance (New York City Issues Enforcement Guidance Related to City's Fair Chance Act) and both clarify and impose additional obligations on employers in screening applicants and existing employees for promotions.

    Please click on the following link to read about the significant changes employers should note in ensuring compliance with the Fair Chance Act written by Jackson Lewis attorneys Susan Corcoran, Rich Greenberg, Dan Jacobs, and Tania Mistretta.

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