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NYC Ban-the-Box Regulations

While the New York City (NYC) Fair Chance Act (FCA) went into effect nearly two years ago, final regulations regarding the FCA became effective on August 5, 2017. The FCA prohibits employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional offer of employment has been made. If an employer wishes to withdraw its offer, the employer must give the applicant a copy of its inquiry into and analysis of the applicant’s conviction history, along with at least three business days to respond.

The final regulations, issued by the NYC Commission on Human Rights, largely expand on the commission’s previously issued guidance and clarify the obligations of employers.

Read the Final Regulations