New York employers must display a new labor law poster relating to the employment and licensing of persons with prior criminal convictions under a law that goes into effect on Feb. 1, 2009.

The New York Corrections Law prohibits unfair discrimination against persons who have been convicted of one or more criminal offenses. It also outlines a number of factors to be considered by an employer concerning an employee’s previous criminal conviction.

Those factors include whether there is a direct relationship between one or more of an employee’s previous criminal offenses and the specific license or employment sought by an individual.

Another mitigating factor is whether the issuance or continuation of the license or the granting or continuation of a previously convicted criminal’s employment would involve “an unreasonable risk to property or to the safety or welfare of specific individuals or the general public.”

Poster Compliance Center has the New York Labor Law poster available at www.postercompliance.com.