Posting and Notice Requirements for New York’s Article 23-A

Article 23-A of New York’s Correction Law prohibits employers from denying or terminating employment on the basis of an applicant’s or employee’s prior criminal convictions, except for two narrowly defined exceptions. Employers must inform applicants and employees of Article 23-A in a 3 different ways: posting a copy of the law, providing a copy to anyone subject to a background check, and providing a copy whenever a consumer report containing criminal conviction information is given to the employer.

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