Recently, the city of Newark, New Jersey passed an ordinance that will impact most employers in Newark. The new ordinance, which will go into effect next month, applies to employers with five or more employees that do business, employ, or take applications for employment within the city of Newark. The ordinance contains several requirements related to the employment application process, including requirements related to criminal background checks. The Mayor of Newark will designate an office or agency of the city to enforce the ordinance with penalties ranging from $500 to $1,000. For more details on the ordinance, read the full article here.