The following just came in over the transom (haha, get it?):
since jared kushner took over the nyo, new employment packages have been distributed to collect employee info (ie. application for employment, w-2, etc) and included in that package is a form that says:
"I also understand that any offer of employment is conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation and drug test. I hereby waive all rights and claims that I might have against employer for seeking and utilizing such information as part of the application process."
Yes, it sounds bad, but we're sure it's standard corporate boilerplate that will be mostly unobserved. After all, you don't throw away a talent like Rich Brookhiser because the guy likes to do a little meth every now and again.