Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Victory for Justice in NYC

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:

http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/456-15/mayor-de-blasio-signs-fair-chance-act-#/0

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