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Fair Chance To Compete for Jobs Act of 2019

The Fair Chance Act To Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 is legislation designed to ban federal agencies and federal contractors from asking applicants for employment to disclose their criminal histories before the federal agency makes the applicant a job offer.

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The Fair Chance Act is a federal extension of "ban-the-box" laws. There are three exceptions to the ban on requesting criminal history from a job applicant: (1) if consideration of criminal history record information prior to a conditional offer is required by law, (2) the position at issue would have access to classified infomration or have sensitive law enforcement or national security duties, or (3) the position is identified as excepted by the Adminstrator of General Services (or in the case of defense contracts, the Secretary of Defense).


Fair Chance Act