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NYC Enacts New Law Limiting Prospective Employers’ Ability to Obtain and Use Salary History- (5/10/2017)
United States-New York

ew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law on May 4, 2017, legislation that will prohibit employers from inquiring about, relying upon, and verifying a job applicant’s salary history. The bill, authored by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, will apply to all employers in New York Ci...

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Safer Workplace Act Redefines Employee Drug Testing- (5/9/2017)
United States-West Virginia

On April 26, 2017, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed into law the Safer Workplace Act (HB 2857). This law supersedes judicial precedent permitting employees to sue their employer when they are required to cooperate with a drug or alcohol test under certain circumstances. Under prior law, ...

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California Employers Should Reevaluate Their Criminal Background Check Policies Before July 1, 2017 - (5/9/2017)
United States-

he Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) finalized new regulations limiting the ability of employers to consider criminal history when making employment decisions. The regulations become effective on July 1, 2017. Employers should reexamine their policies and practices of using criminal...

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Marijuana Legalization: Effects on Employers- (5/5/2017)
United States-

Federal and state laws conflict concerning marijuana usage. Marijuana is illegal for all purposes under federal law; however, many states have passed laws that would purport to allow recreational and medicinal use. Employers across the United States are asking how marijuana usage should be handled i...

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The Trend in the Law is 'Don't Ask…'- (5/5/2017)
United States-

he list of questions employers can’t ask applicants continues to grow! Everyone working in human resources in Michigan knows that you can’t ask an applicant about any misdemeanor arrest that did not result in conviction because it is prohibited under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. Everyo...

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Unreliable Anonymous Tip Could Not Form Basis Of Reasonable Suspicion Drug Test By Public Employer - (5/5/2017)
United States-

USA April 28 2017 A public employee established a Fourth Amendment violation by several individual supervisors of his former employer when they selected him for reasonable suspicion drug testing – and later discharged him — based on an unreliable anonymous tip. Greer v. McCormick, 2:14-cv-13596 (E....

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West Virginia Enacts Medical Marijuana Law - (5/5/2017)
United States-

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed legislation that legalizes the use of marijuana for medicinal uses on April 19, 2017. The new law, Senate Bill 386, known as “The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act,” permits patients suffering from serious medical conditions including cancer, ALS, HIV/AIDS,...

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New Regulations Further Limit Use of Criminal History for Employment Decisions - (5/4/2017)
United States-

Effective July 1, 2017, new regulations will further limit employers’ ability to consider criminal history when making employment decisions. On March 27, 2017, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Fair Employment Housing Counsel’s new regulations clarifying existing limitations on crimin...

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California's New Criminal Background Check Regulations to Go Into Effect July 1, 2017
United States-
4/28/2017
Labor and Employment Alert: West Virginia Becomes the 29th State to Permit Medical Marijuana
United States-
4/24/2017
D.C. Court Certifies Three Classes In Race Discrimination Class Action Involving Criminal Background Policy
United States-
4/17/2017
TTC’s Random Testing Decision: A Bright Light for Employers in the Haze of Marijuana Legalization
Canada-
4/13/2017
Applicant Who Failed Pre-Employment Drug Test Could Not Show That Public Employer Violated Her Due Process Rights or Title VII
United States-
4/12/2017
New York City Council Approves Legislation Limiting Prospective Employers’ Ability to Obtain and Use Salary History Information
United States-
4/10/2017
D.C. to Restrict Use of Credit Information in Employment Decisions
United States-
3/22/2017
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Public Employee For Failing Random Drug Test
United States-
3/22/2017
California Lawmakers Introduce Statewide Ban-the-Box Law
United States-
3/21/2017
Back to the Basics: Drug Testing & The Legalization of Marijuana
United States-
3/20/2017
Vermont’s Crackdown on Drug Testing Underscores the Importance of Compliant, State-Specific Drug Testing Policies for Multistate Employers
United States-
3/16/2017
Hiring and wage & hour law in Illinois
United States-Illinois
3/15/2017
Tenth Circuit Upholds Discharge of Employee in Safety-Sensitive Position Who Tested Positive for Cocaine
United States-
2/21/2017
D.C. Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act Sent To Mayor For Approval
United States-
2/14/2017
Ninth Circuit Breaks New Ground, Addresses Standing and Extraneous Content in Background Check Disclosure Forms/Screens
United States-
2/7/2017

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