New York enacts The Clean Slate Act
Governor Kathy Hochul’s signing of the Clean Slate Act makes NY the 12th state to enact such a law. This law takes effect one year from now, changing how criminal records are sealed and what information will be available to employers conducting background checks on their candidates.
📜 Key Details:
- Misdemeanor records sealed 3 years post-release, some felonies after 8 years.
- Exclusions include sex offenses, murder, and certain felonies.
- Continues access to records for law enforcement and specified employers.
🚨 Impact on Employers:
Understanding these upcoming changes is critical for compliance and fair hiring. Now is the time to review your policies and make any necessary changes.
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🔗 More on the Clean Slate Act:
|Governor Hochul Expands Economic Opportunity for New Yorkers, Protects Public Safety by Signing the Clean Slate Act The law allows certain criminal records to be sealed years after a person is sentenced if that individual is not subsequently convicted. www.governor.ny.gov|