Seyfarth Events

Best Practices for Complying with New York City's Fair Chance Act and Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific

Please join us for a webinar on December 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST to discuss recent "ban the box" legislation in New York City restricting inquiries into criminal and credit history. Effective September 3, 2015, under the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act, employers in New York City cannot request or consider an applicant’s credit history at any stage of the employment process, unless narrow exceptions are met.  And, effective October 27, 2015, pursuant to the Fair Chance Act, New York City joined the growing list of jurisdictions prohibiting pre-conditional offer inquiries into criminal history, but additionally imposed significant administrative burdens and new notice requirements on employers.  These laws impact any employer with operations in New York City or its five boroughs, and may go so far as to impact employers who accept applications from New York City residents.  We will discuss these laws, and other recent ban the box legislation, and provide best practice solutions for creating a uniform background check process compliant with these New York City laws.

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*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.