New York Labor And Employment Law Report

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Tag Archives: Hiring Process

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

Reminder to NYC Employers: Law Prohibiting Inquiries About Compensation History Will Take Effect on October 31

Posted in Background Checks
In blog posts on April 11 and May 10, we explained a piece of legislation that will ban nearly all New York City employers from:  (1) asking job applicants about their compensation history; and (2) relying on a job applicant’s compensation history when making a job offer or negotiating an employment contract.  This post serves as… Continue Reading

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation Banning NYC Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Compensation History

Posted in Background Checks
In an April 11 blog post, we explained a piece of legislation that will soon ban nearly all New York City employers from (1) asking job applicants about their compensation history and (2) relying on a job applicant’s compensation history when making a job offer or negotiating an employment contract.  At the time we reported… Continue Reading

New York City Employers Will Soon Be Banned From Asking Job Applicants About Compensation History

Posted in Background Checks
On April 7, 2017, the New York City Council approved legislation that will ban almost all employers in New York City from (1) asking job applicants about their compensation history and (2) relying on a job applicant’s compensation history when making a job offer or negotiating an employment contract, unless that applicant freely volunteers such… Continue Reading

New York City Human Rights Law Strictly Limits Employers’ Use of Credit Checks in Hiring

Posted in Background Checks
In follow-up to our April 21 post, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law on May 6, prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of “consumer credit history.”  The amendment makes it an “unlawful discriminatory practice” for an employer to use an applicant’s… Continue Reading

Most New York City Employers May Soon Be Prohibited From Conducting Credit Checks on Job Applicants

Posted in Background Checks
On April 16, 2015, the New York City Council overwhelmingly passed an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law that would bar most city employers from using credit checks as part of their hiring process.  Supporters of the bill argue that in most cases, an applicant’s consumer credit history has no direct correlation… Continue Reading

The Use of Social Media During the Hiring Process: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

Posted in Background Checks, Employee Privacy
As the social media phenomenon continues to dominate our culture and its use has become second-nature, it is worthwhile to revisit some of the issues presented by an employer’s use of social media, particularly in the context of hiring. Social media presents a unique workplace conundrum.  On one hand, employees generally believe that their use… Continue Reading