New York Labor And Employment Law Report

New York Labor And Employment Law Report

Tag Archives: Albany County

Albany County Joins the Growing Number of Jurisdictions Banning Inquiries on a Job Applicant’s Compensation History

Posted in Background Checks
On October 10, 2017, the Albany County Legislature amended its County Human Rights Law by passing a law prohibiting all Albany County employers (entities with 4 or more employees) and employment agencies from doing any of the following: Screening job applicants based on their current wages and benefits or other compensation or salary history. Requiring… Continue Reading

Albany County Enacts Legislation Prohibiting Inquiries into Criminal Convictions for County Employment

Posted in Background Checks
Following a national trend to “ban the box” on job applications, on February 13, 2017, the Albany County Legislature passed legislation prohibiting Albany County from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal conviction history until after the applicant receives a conditional offer of employment.  The new law, entitled the “Albany County Fair Chance Act,” also requires the… Continue Reading