Washington Enacts Fair Chance Act

//Washington Enacts Fair Chance Act

Washington Enacts Fair Chance Act

Compliance UpdateWashington has enacted the Fair Chance Act, which prohibits employers from asking about arrests or convictions before an applicant is determined “otherwise qualified” for a position. Specifically, employers may not (1) ask orally or in writing about any convictions (effectively banning the box) before initial determining the applicant is otherwise qualified, (2) advertise employment openings in such a way that excludes people with criminal records from applying, or (3) implement any policy that categorically excludes individuals with a criminal record prior to an initial determination that the applicant is qualified for the position.

The policy goes into effect June 7, 2018.

 

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By | 2018-04-11T14:49:52+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Compliance|0 Comments