New York - Newburgh Ban the Box Law

If you are seeking employment with a government agency in the City of Newburgh, you are covered by their Ban the Box law (also known as Resolution No. 199-2015). This law does not apply to private employers. The City of Newburgh has barred all public employers from asking candidates if they have ever been convicted of a crime when applying for a job.

An employer may only ask you if you have been convicted of crime during the interview process. After you have interviewed for a position, you will then have to sign a statement "declaring whether you have ever been convicted of a crime and, if so, under what circumstances." In addition, once you have interviewed, you will have to sign a waiver that allows the City of Newburgh to perform a background check on you.