Bill would ban employers from asking job applicants about criminal history

A rally in support of the bill was

A rally in support of the bill was held on the steps of City Hall. (April 29, 2014 10:26 PM)

A rally was held on the steps of City Hall Tuesday in support of a bill that could help former criminals gain employment in New York City.

The "Fair Chance Act" proposed by the City Council, would ban city employers from asking job applicants about their criminal records. The bill only allows employers to ask about a criminal record after a job offer is made.

The bill was introduced...

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