On October 27, 2015, New York City adopted a so-called “ban the box” law, titled the Fair Chance Act, that severely restricts what employers can ask during the hiring process. Specifically, the Fair Chance Act prohibits most employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal record until after the employer extends a conditional offer of employment. And for employers that intend to rescind a job offer based on a criminal inquiry made after a conditional offer is extended, the Fair Chance Act prescribes a rigorous notice procedure. Because of these arduous requirements, the Fair Chance Act has become one of the most important pieces of local legislation passed in years, especially because non-compliance can have dire consequences.

Against this backdrop, Reed Smith is proud to announce an exclusive training session on the Fair Chance Act presented by the New York City Commission on Human Rights—the agency that enforces the law itself. The program is designed to educate employers and business owners on their obligations under the new law.

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Program

Reed Smith LLP
599 Lexington Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Program Contact
Alexandria Russo
+1 212 549 0285

Click here to register. This event is open to the public, subject to seating and capacity availability.