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Spokane City Council Approves “Ban-the-Box” Ordinance for Private Sector Employers- (12/13/2017)
United States-Washington

By: Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Pamela Q. Devata and Jennifer L. Mora Seyfarth Synopsis: The Spokane City Council recently approved a “ban-the-box” ordinance, which, if it becomes law, will prohibit employers from requesting and considering criminal history until after an interview. The Mayor has until D...

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North Carolina's New Expunction Law- (12/7/2017)
United States-

Summary of NC Expunctions 2017 A CRIMINAL RECORD often gives rise to significant barriers to gainful employment, affordable housing, family unification, and a variety of other benefits and opportunities essential to productive citizenship. For assistance in understanding the statutory barriers to p...

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District Court Rejects Argument that Background Check Disclosure is Not “Standalone” Document- (12/5/2017)
United States-

The Fair Credit Reporting Act regulates more than credit. It includes provisions that govern employers who obtain consumer reports on applicants in connection with the application process. One such provision deals with the disclosure that an employer must provide to an applicant before obtaining a b...

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High Times? Medical Marijuana In The Classroom- (12/5/2017)
United States-

Medical marijuana first became legal in the U.S. more than 20 years ago when, in 1996, California passed its groundbreaking law. Since then, an increasing number of states have passed their own laws to allow the legal use of marijuana in certain situations. Currently, medical marijuana is legal in 2...

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International Headlines


Dazed & Confused: Navigating Marijuana in the Workplace- (12/13/2017)
Canada-

December 11 2017 By: Baker McKenzie - Christopher Burkett The date set for the legalization of marijuana in Canada is now just over 7 months away. With legalization looming and the holiday season upon us, it is now more important than ever for employers to take proactive steps to respond to the ...

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Framework for the legalization of cannabis in Canada now open for comment- (12/5/2017)
Canada-

The Canadian government recently published its proposed excise duty framework for cannabis products and its proposed approach to the regulation of cannabis that will underpin its forthcoming Cannabis Act. The Act is best known for its provisions that will legalize and regulate non-medical cannabis. ...

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California Further Curtails Employer Consideration of Criminal History and Bans the Topic from the Interview Process Altogether
United States-
11/17/2017
Non-medical Marijuana Use at Work
Canada-
11/17/2017
Employers Can Expect New Problems When Recreational Marijuana Hits New Jersey
United States-New Jersey
11/17/2017
Does California's State-Wide "Ban-the-Box" Put Employers In A Box?
United States-California
11/16/2017
Wal-Mart Manager Terminated for Alleged Drug Abuse Files ADA Disability Bias Claim
United States-
11/14/2017
FMCSA Expands Its Drug Testing Panel Effective January 1, 2018
United States-
11/14/2017
Will Illinois Ban Salary History Inquiries? Hang on for a Bumpy Override!
United States-Illinois
11/1/2017
Top 5 Tips for Conducting Pre-Employment Medical Exams
United States-
10/27/2017
Alberta Court of Appeal Weighs In on Random Drug and Alcohol Testing
Canada-
10/25/2017
High Alert for California Employers and Employers Nationwide for the Second Wave of FCRA Class Actions
United States-
10/23/2017
Governor Brown Signs Legislation Banning Salary History Inquiries
United States-California
10/16/2017
New York City’s Impending Salary History Inquiry Ban: What You Need to Know
United States-New York
10/12/2017
Important Additions to NYC’s Fair Chance Act Limit Employers’ Ability to Perform Background Checks
United States-New York
10/4/2017
California Statewide Ban-the-Box Law Approved by Legislature
United States-California
9/28/2017
California on Brink of Further Expansion of Fair Pay Protections
United States-California
9/20/2017

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