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Ban the Box and Stop Credit Discrimination: A Conversation with the City Commission on Human Rights

This fall two significant pieces of legislation amended the New York City Human Rights Law: the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (effective September 3, 2015) and the Fair Chance Act, better known as Ban the Box (effective October 27, 2015).  It is now generally unlawful for an employer to use credit history as a factor in the decision to hire. Similarly, an employer is prohibited from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history until a conditional offer of employment is made.