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Workforce Readiness SIG: 2nd Anniversary of NYC’s Ban the Box – Are you sure you are complying?
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When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 am
Where: Ex Comm
1040 Avenue of the Americas
Between 39th and 40th Streets
New York, New York 
United States
Contact: NYC SHRM

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Workforce Readiness SIG Event:
2nd Anniversary of NYC’s Ban the Box – Are you sure you are complying?    


Two years ago, NYC implemented the Fair Chance Act, among the strongest “ban the box” laws in the nation.  This law covers workers in New York City and applies to most all employers.

Are you sure you are complying?

“Banning the box” means stopping the practice of including questions about criminal conviction history on initial job applications.  Under the Fair Chance Act, employers must “ban the box,” and there are other requirements as well designed to level the playing field for applicants with criminal conviction histories.

Please join our distinguished speakers who will focus on NYC’s Fair Chance Act and Correction Law Article 23-A: What You Need to Know. for your workplace -

  • Paul Keefe is Supervising Attorney of NYC Commission on Human Rights
  • Vanessa Ramos is the Managing Director of Education, Restorative Justice and Development of NYC Commission on Human Rights
  • Judy Whiting - General Counsel of Community Service Society of New York


This seminar will address the following key topics:

  • Summary of NYC Fair Chance Act, how it applies to employers, what this law requires and how to ensure compliance
  • What is a “fair chance” hiring policy?
  • Understanding impediments for creating a fair chance policy.
  • Exceptions to “ban the box”.
  • How to determine when background checks are required for hiring purposes.   
  • Factors to consider when reviewing criminal history 
  • Employers’ perspective when considering conviction history in employment decisions
  • Applicable NYS laws
  • The interaction of the NYC law and the Federal EEOC rules.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: HR Professionals & Directors. Plus, you can also ask a question unique to your requirement during Q & A session directly from our panel of experts.


Members: FREE
Guests: $20


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