The People have won a major victory with the enactment of the Fair Chance Act.
This new law prohibits employers in New York City from running a criminal background check on anyone applying for a new job. Once the candidate has been given a “conditional offer of employment,” the background check can be run.
This is vital legislation because it prevents people with criminal records from being knocked out of consideration without being given a fair shot.
You can read more about the law here: