Montgomery County, MD Amends Ban-the-Box Legislation

By Steven Kaplan and Rosa Trembour on November 24, 2020 On November 20, 2020, the Montgomery County, Maryland Council approved amendments to its 2014 “ban-the-box” legislation.  The original legislation (Bill 36-14) prohibited employers with 15 or more full-time employees in Montgomery County from conducting a criminal background check of a job applicant, or otherwise inquiring about […]

New York City Expands Scope of its Ban-the-Box Law

By Stephen A. Fuchs on December 16, 2020 On December 10, 2020, the New York City Council passed bill Int. 1314-A, which significantly expands the scope of New York City’s “ban-the-box” law, the New York City Fair Chance Act (FCA). The bill would impose significant restrictions on an employer’s ability to take adverse action against a job […]