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Criminal Background Screening and Employment: Resources for Employers

The Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 aims to prevent unlawful screening of a job applicant’s criminal background.* Below is our "What Employers Should Know" video that quickly summarizes the law, resources to better understand and implement the law, and our "I am a Returning Citizen" video to help the general public better understand returning citizens and the challenges they face. 

 

 

Employer Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet for Employers (PDF)

This fact sheet provides employers with guidance on what the law prohibits and allows employers to ask about an applicant's criminal history. The fact sheet also details the need to provide some applicants with a notice of the right to file a complaint when job offers are revoked because of their criminal convictions. 

ለቀጣሪዎች የዕውነታ ሰነድ (Amharic)

Notice explicative pour les employeurs (French)

Hoja de datos para empleadores (Spanish)

Notice of the Right to File

Notice of the Right to File a Complaint (PDF)

When a conditional job offer is revoked because of the criminal conviction(s) of an applicant, a Notice of the Right to File a Complaint or other documentation indicating the applicant can file a complaint with OHR should be provided to the applicant. 

Notificación Del Derecho a Presentar una Queja (Spanish)

Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act

Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 (PDF)

This is the Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 in its entirety.

Below is our "I am a Returning Citizen" video to introduce the concept of a returning citizen to the general public. 

 

 

* View a list of positions that are exempt from FCRSA.