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Who Are You?: The Legal Implications of Employee Personality Testing - (4/17/2018)
United States-

Troutman Sanders LLP - Matthew T. Anderson Many employers require employees and applicants to take personality testing (think Meyers-Briggs). Others are seriously considering adding this as a component of their hiring and employee engagement efforts. Companies want to get a sense of an individual...

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San Francisco is Likely to Amend its Ban-the-Box Law- (4/17/2018)
United States-California

Littler Mendelson PC - Rod M. Fliegel and Allen P. Lohse In 2014, San Francisco enacted its ban-the-box law, which significantly restricted the ability of employers to inquire into, and use, criminal records for hiring and other employment purposes.1 This Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) lists specifi...

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Budding Development: States Requiring Employers to Tolerate Medical Cannabis Use- (4/17/2018)
United States-

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Jinouth Vasquez Santos Seyfarth Synopsis: Can employers deny employment to people who use cannabis under a medical prescription authorized by state law? In more and more states, the answer is now “No.” Changes in cannabis laws are creating a new haze for employers. What f...

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Criminal Record Screening Policies Continue to Raise Important Compliance Issues- (4/17/2018)
United States-

Littler Mendelson PC logo USA April 6 2018 Employers that use criminal record screening policies must continue to be vigilant about compliance with all applicable laws. A recent settlement by one of the nation’s leading retailers, Target, reinforces this point. The company has settled a threaten...

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Opioid Crisis Proposals and Funding- (4/17/2018)
United Kingdom-

Holland & Knight LLP Opioid Funding Overview In 2016, through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the 21st Century Cures Act, Congress authorized roughly $1.4 billion in spending to combat the opioid crisis. Specifically, the Cures Act awarded $500 million in grants to stat...

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Is The EEOC’s Background Check Guidance In Jeopardy?
United States-Texas
3/27/2018
Possession of "small amount" of marijuana was just cause to fire employee
Canada-
3/27/2018
Washington State’s New Ban-the-Box Law Completes the West Coast Trend
United States-
3/27/2018
Retailers Can Maintain Drug Free Workplace Despite State Legalization of Marijuana
United States-
3/27/2018
Into the Weeds: Will California Employment Law Protect Medical Marijuana Users?
United States-
3/27/2018
Legalization of Marijuana: Managing this New Workplace Reality
Canada-
2/13/2018

Canada-
2/13/2018
Maine Employers Must Ignore Off-Work Marijuana Use, Cease Testing Applicants
United States-Maine
2/9/2018
New Jersey’s Recreational Marijuana Bill Introduced In the Senate
United States-New Jersey
2/9/2018
Vermont Legalizes Recreational Marijuana
United States-Vermont
2/9/2018
Criminal background guidance enjoined -- could that affect you?
United States-
2/9/2018
Kansas City, Missouri Enacts "Ban-the-Box-Plus" Ordinance
United States-Missouri
2/9/2018
Green Mountain State Now Even More Green: Vermont Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Provides Protections for Employers
United States-
2/9/2018
Justice Department reverses course on marijuana enforcement: What it means for employers
United States-
1/31/2018
Cannabis au travail : les employeurs invités à passer à l’action
Canada-
1/31/2018

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