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Louisiana's New Fair Chance Law Went into Effect August 1, 2021

Posted by Johnna Leeds

Aug 13, 2021 9:31:50 AM

Effective August 1, 2021, Louisiana joined the growing list of states and localities with “Fair Chance” laws by enacting its own law restricting an employer’s consideration of criminal history in hiring decisions.

What Louisiana Employers Need to Know

1) Unless otherwise provided by law, Louisiana now prohibits employers (those with 20 or more employees in the state) from considering an arrest record or a charge that did not result in a conviction if the information was received in the course of a background check.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, EEOC, Employer hot topics, employer compliance, Fair Chance Act, Second Chance Law, Louisiana, consideration of criminal history

New York City Council Expands Fair Chance Act

Posted by Garrett David Kennedy

Feb 18, 2021 11:39:04 AM

This information was originally shared on Lexology and can be viewed here.

Upcoming New York City Law Alert!

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill expanding the scope of N29ew York City’s Fair Chance Act (FCA) on January 10, 2021.

The new law significantly extends employment protections for applicants and employees with criminal charges or arrests, providing further prohibitions on NYC employers from taking adverse actions based on their criminal history.

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Topics: Employer hot topics, pamela devata, Ban the Box, New York City, Fair Chance Act

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