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On November 5, 2015, the New York City Commission on Human Rights released its Enforcement Guidance that governs the NYC Fair Chance Act as well as an updated Fair Chance Notice form. As a reminder, the Fair Chance Act became effective on October 27, 2015 and prohibits employers from asking about or considering an applicant’s criminal past before a conditional offer of employment.

Corporate Screening has posted links to the Fair Chance Notice Form and the Employment Guidance on our website under the Resources section. Additionally, employers can access the Enforcement Guidance and the updated Fair Chance Notice form by clicking the links.

For more information about the New York City Fair Chance Act as well as best practices in complying with the law, please refer to our client alert and blog entries (client alerts from October 26, 2015, October 1, 2015, and June 15, 2015; and the blog dated October 23, 2015 that shares best practices). In addition, we have also posted a link in our Resources section to a recent Seyfarth Shaw Management Alert about complying with the Fair Chance Act by attorneys Pamela Devata, Cameron Smith and Courtney Stieber.

Once again, Corporate Screening reminds you that we are available to assist you if you have any questions or concerns about the Fair Credit Reporting Act or any other compliance issues. Please contact us at 800-229-8606 or email us at