The most recently authorized version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes a provision that will limit the ability of federal contractors to inquire into the criminal backgrounds of certain potential employees. Beginning in December 2021, the Fair Chance Act will prohibit federal contractors from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background in certain cases in the initial stages of the application process.
It is not new for the NDAA to be used to promulgate obligations and rules for federal contractors. (Remember the part the NDAA played in the TRICARE drama years ago?)
Click here for our full length article on the NDAA’s new limitation for federal contractors.