New York Employers Take Note: Background Check Law to Take Effect
September 11, 2008
New York employers that conduct background checks will want to take note of an amendment to the General Business Law and Labor Law Subdivision (b) of section 380-C which was previously amended in 1977. This amendment will take effect February 5, 2009.
The new amendment calls for employers to give all job applicants who have one or more criminal records a copy of Article 23A- Section 753 after their background check has been completed. Employers must also post a copy of the same article in a visually conspicuous area for all employees to see.
Article 23A- Section 753 defines the factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction.