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Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC

Crime and Punishment: Using Criminal Histories, Arrest Records, and Background Checks in Employment

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Every employer wants to promote and sustain a safe workplace. One way in which employers try to accomplish this goal is to conduct background checks on its applicants or new hires to assess whether they might pose a risk to...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

New S.C. Law Tells Employers Not to Consider Expunged Criminal Records in Hiring Decisions

Late last month, the South Carolina General Assembly overrode Governor Henry McMasters’ veto of legislation intended to make it easier for residents to remove minor criminal convictions from their records. The new law was...more

Fisher Phillips

South Carolina’s New Expungement Law Could Increase Applicant Pool

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In an effort to increase the state’s potential workforce, the South Carolina General Assembly passed legislation last week that will expand the state’s current expungement law and allow individuals to more easily remove...more

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In North Carolina, Civil Relief for Applicants with Criminal Records Is Now Within Reach

On June 25, 2018, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 774 into law, providing judges with discretion for reducing civil barriers to employment, housing, and other essential opportunities impacting individuals...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

North Carolina Legislature Expands Opportunities for Employment of Persons With Criminal Records; Shields Employers From...

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recently signed House Bill (HB) 774, which will broaden the situations in which individuals convicted of certain crimes may petition for a “certificate of relief.” HB 774 will help reduce...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

[WEBINAR] Labor & Employment Law: What Changed in 2017

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Best Best & Krieger Labor & Employment attorneys discussed new legislation and case law impacting California employers - private and public. What Was Discussed -Legislation passed in 2017 -Wage and hour...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Mass. AG on the Lookout for Prohibited Criminal History Inquiries

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Massachusetts Attorney General investigates 70 employers (both large and small – across all industries), citing 21 of them for violating the state’s “ban the box” law, which prohibits most businesses from asking about job...more

Littler

New Arizona Laws Address Data Breaches and Hiring Ex-Offenders

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently signed HB 2154 and HB 2311 into law, both taking effect on July 21, 2018. HB 2154 provides employers with additional guidance and updated notice procedures in the event of a data security...more

Littler

July Is the New January: From Salary History to Data Security Breaches, New State and Local Laws Are Set to Take Effect Soon

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Every year state laws and local ordinances take effect after the first of the year, and 2018 is no exception. As always, Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI) has been tracking these developments....more

Mintz Levin - Employment Matters

“Ban the Box” Updates in Massachusetts

“Ban the Box” laws prohibit or limit an employer’s ability to ask a job applicant about his or her criminal record. States, counties and cities have enacted this legislation to help applicants with criminal records combat...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

2018 California Legislative Update: What Survived the House of Origin Deadline?

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Several bills of concern to California employers failed to receive the house of origin blessing and passage by the June 1 deadline, including this year’s attempts at PAGA reform, criminal history inquiries, and medical...more

Barley Snyder

Are Criminal Background Checks for Nursing Home Residents Coming?

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A recent two-week trial that ended with a $7.5 million payout from a Lancaster County nursing home to the estate of a resident sexually assaulted by another resident has brought up questions to whether criminal background...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

“Ban the Box” Laws & Workplace Violence: An Employer’s Failure to Sufficiently Perform Background Checks Could Lead To Costly...

Many states and municipalities throughout the country have enacted laws that mandate the removal of criminal conviction history questions from job applications. This so-called “Ban the Box” movement theoretically provides...more

Polsinelli

New Laws Place Additional Restrictions on Washington Employers

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Beginning on June 7, 2018, four new Washington laws will go into effect and place new restrictions on employers in the state....more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

New "Ban the Box" Laws in Washington Take Effect June 2018

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Washington is the latest state to pass a so-called “Ban the box” law that limits employers’ ability to use criminal background checks to screen applicants and employees....more

Foley Hoag LLP

Massachusetts Places Further Restrictions on Criminal Background Checks

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In 2010, Massachusetts became one of the first states to pass so-called “ban the box” legislation, which barred employers from asking prospective employees about their criminal histories on their initial employment...more

Ruder Ware

“Ban the Box” Legislation Expands – What should Employers Do?

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We have seen a recent expansion of “Ban the Box Legislation” which prevents employers from asking information about the arrest or conviction record of an applicant for a position. Some legislation prevents employers from...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

San Francisco Amends Fair Chance Ordinance, Restricts Employer Inquiries About Marijuana-Related Convictions

On April 3, 2018, San Francisco amended its Fair Chance Ordinance. The amended ordinance, which will take effect on October 1, 2018, will significantly impact employers that employ, or seek to employ, individuals to work...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Blindfolding Employers: New Laws in California Further Restrict Job Applicant Information

The state of California has long led the nation in regulating the employment relationship. From continuously expanding the classes of employees protected under its anti-discrimination laws, to passing one of the nation’s most...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

New California Laws Restrict Employer Access to Criminal and Pay Histories

If you are planning to hire new employees to work in your winery, you should be aware of two new employment laws that restrict employers from obtaining and relying upon certain information about job applicants. Originally...more

Littler

WPI State of the States: Equal Pay, Paid Leave, and Gig Economy Bills Gain Momentum

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May begins the legislative homestretch for a number of states. Nearly half of the state legislatures have adjourned for the year, and another nine are expected to end their sessions by the end of the month....more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Another Change To Massachusetts’ Ban-The-Box Law

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Effective October 13, 2018, Massachusetts employers will no longer be permitted to inquire about certain misdemeanor convictions and sealed or expunged records for employment purposes. ...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Employers Beware

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An employer can be liable for the actions of its employees, even if committed outside the course and scope of the employment. The two causes of action are negligent hiring and negligent retention. The principle difference...more

Epstein Becker & Green

San Francisco Amends Fair Chance Ordinance

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On April 3, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed notable amendments to the city’s existing Fair Chance Ordinance (“Ordinance”), a municipal measure that limits the timing and scope of inquiries into an...more

Littler

Washington State Enacts Fair Chance Act

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Washington State has joined a number of other jurisdictions, including the Washington cities of Seattle and Spokane, by passing a “ban-the-box” law, known as the Washington Fair Chance Act (HB 1298). ...more

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