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DNAinfo: Employers Can’t Ask About Criminal Background on Job Applications Anymore

Employers Can’t Ask About Criminal Background on Job Applications Anymore Anton Nilsson | October 27, 2015 NEW YORK CITY — New York’s civil rights organizations celebrated Tuesday as a new piece of legislation took effect, limiting when employers in New York City can ask job applicants about their criminal pasts. The Fair Chance Act, which was signed […]

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Prison Reform 2015: Amid US Inmate Release, Employers Wary Of Lawsuits From Job Applicant Criminal Record Legislation Aaron Morrison| October 28, 2015 Job seekers sitting down for an interview with Michael Kaufman, manager of a commercial printer in New Jersey, might typically hear these questions: “What’s your work history like?,” “Can you explain this gap […]

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New York City’s Fair Chance Law Could Help Ex-Offenders Nationwide Kenrya Rankin Naasel | October 27, 2015 Today, New York City’s Fair Chance Law went into effect, ensuring that employers must evaluate job candidates based on their merits before they can ask about their criminal record. Called a “Ban the Box” initiative, the law was […]

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El Diario: Empresas ya no podrán discriminar por antecedentes penales

Empresas ya no podrán discriminar por antecedentes penales La ley de igualdad de oportunidades comenzó a operar este martes en la ciudad de Nueva York  October 27, 2015 Nueva York — Marilyn Scales pasó dos años en prisión por drogas, a fines de los noventa, pero pasó mucho más tiempo sin encontrar trabajo después de […]

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