1/6/2009 Alert for New York Employers Conducting Background Checks: Article 23-A


We wanted to remind all employers in the state of New York that as of February 1, 2009 you must comply with the New York State Correction Law Article 23-A, Section 753 “Licensure and Employment of Persons Previously Convicted of One or More Criminal Offenses”.

Generally, this law requires employers to post a copy of Article 23-A in place of business in a conspicuous area. They must present a copy of this document to the subject of a background check when consent to conduct a background check is requested. Furthermore, the document must be given to the subject of a background check once again in the event that a criminal conviction is revealed on the background check.

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Click here to view Article 23-A