Chicago’s amended ban-the-box ordinance, effective April 24, 2023, brings Chicago in line with existing requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Illinois state Employee Background Fairness Act.
Other than a new agency named in a Chicago post-adverse action advisement of rights (consider whether your adverse action forms need updating!), Chicago has no new legal requirements that didn't previously exist under the FCRA and Illinois state law. Like existing Illinois state law, Chicago requires an individualized assessment with adverse action; however, that requirement doesn't require a written assessment, as in Los Angeles or New York City.
How Checkr enables you to be compliant
Use Checkr’s adverse action process and candidate stories to facilitate your compliance with the Chicago Fair Chance Act as well as Illinois and FCRA requirements. Consult your legal counsel about your compliance with this ordinance.