A New York City law called the “Fair Chance Act” says employers cannot ask about your criminal record until after offering you a job. The new law went into effect on October 27, 2015.
Employers (those who employ domestic workers) – A letter from our President
As the President of New York City’s largest household staffing agency with a history of helping thousands of Domestic Workers obtain well compensated jobs for no fee, I am deeply concerned about how the new Fair Chance Act will impact domestic workers as well as the families who employ them.
Kindly respond with the DCA’s position on how The Fair Chance Act applies to employment agencies whose only focus is household staffing and to families who hire domestic workers.
Do families have the right to check the criminal background on any candidate prior to bringing them into their home, exposing their family and offering candidate a job, in which the employee will be responsible for the care of loved ones and have access to priceless valuables, jewels, household expense accounts, petty cash as well as in many circumstances be privy to highly confidential inside information?
Do we as an agency not have an obligation to make sure that the folks we are sending into family’s homes who will often have unsupervised access to the family’s children, priceless valuables, jewels, household expense accounts, petty cash as well as in many circumstances be privy to highly confidential inside information?
A prompt reply as well as an opportunity to further the dialogue would be greatly appreciated.
Very truly yours,
What are your thoughts?