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Fair Chance Act - Use of Criminal Record Information in Job Hiring

Authored By: Washington State Office of the Attorney General

In 2018, the Legislature passed the Washington Fair Chance Act, RCW chapter 49.94, to protect job applicants with a criminal record so they may fairly compete for job opportunities for which they are otherwise qualified.

Link to Fair Change Act: www.atg.wa.gov

Last Review and Update: Dec 30, 2019