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Branch v. GEICO: The Convergence Of Class Certification And Article III Standing

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On January 10, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied Plaintiff Tiffanie Branch’s renewed motion for class certification in Branch v. Government Employees Insurance Company, No....more

Washington State’s New Ban-The-Box Law Completes The West Coast Trend

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Washington Governor has just signed a new law prohibiting employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history before the applicant is deemed “otherwise qualified” for the position sought. ...more

FEHC Proposes Regulations to Implement California’s New “Ban the Box” and “New Parent Leave” Laws

by Fisher Phillips on

Recently, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed new draft regulations to implement provisions of two key employment statutes enacted last year. Last year, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill...more

Best in Law: Understanding California's New Employment Laws - Partner Joseph Ortiz Provides Update in the Press-Enterprise

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California lawmakers had a busy 2017 addressing various employment issues. A majority of these new laws took effect Jan. 1. If you are an employer and are not yet in compliance, immediate action should be taken to review your...more

Kansas City, Missouri, Jumps on the “Ban Wagon,” Passes Ban the Box Ordinance

On February 1, 2018, the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, enacted a ban-the-box ordinance that limits an employer’s use of an individual’s criminal history in making hiring or promotional decisions. The ordinance will...more

Federal Court Rules That The EEOC Can Mess With Texas In Felon Hiring Lawsuit

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a showdown between the State of Texas and the EEOC – whereby Texas alleged that the EEOC’s “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title...more

Your Comprehensive Guide to 2018 Proposed California Legislation

by Fisher Phillips on

February 16 was the deadline to introduce new bills in the California Legislature. By that date, nearly 2,200 bills were introduced. While that may seem like a staggering amount of legislative proposals (especially for a...more

Wisconsin Employers: Do Your Job Postings Run Afoul of the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act’s Prohibition Against Conviction Record...

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Believe it or not, individuals with criminal convictions can make a business out of trolling online job boards for job postings that express an intent to discriminate against applicants with conviction records—think job...more

Is The EEOC’s Background Check Guidance In Jeopardy?

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Employers that have been frustrated with the EEOC’s position on how they can use arrest and conviction records, take note: earlier this month, a federal court in Texas enjoined the EEOC and the Attorney General of the United...more

California’s Labor & Employment Changes for 2018: Part I - Legislative Changes Impacting Employers

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California courts and Legislature greatly expanded protections for public and private workers in 2017, handing down decisions and passing laws regarding wages, discrimination based on criminal and salary histories,...more

Ban-The-Box Laws In Spokane, Washington, And Kansas City, Missouri

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

State and local jurisdictions have continued to consider and enact legislation restricting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process. Two of the...more

Kansas City Passes Ban-The-Box Ordinance

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, recently passed an ordinance placing additional restrictions on a private employer’s ability to inquire about or consider an applicant’s criminal record during the application...more

Kansas City Votes to “Ban the Box”

by Bryan Cave on

On February 1, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri joined the ranks of more than 150 cities and counties to enact a “ban the box” ordinance, aimed at equalizing the chances to gain employment by those previously convicted of a crime....more

Beltway Buzz - February, 2018 #2

Déjà Vu All Over Again? It is perhaps fitting that last Friday was Groundhog Day, as this week we relived the same government funding battle that we went through just a few weeks ago. Thankfully, because the shutdown card has...more

EEOC Can’t Mess With Texas (Until Folks Have A Chance To Comment On Substantive Rule)

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has enjoined the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from enforcing its guidance on background checks against Texas. The guidance, Texas argued, directly...more

Kansas City, Missouri Bans The Box For Private Employers

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Kansas City, Missouri becomes the latest jurisdiction to “ban the box” by delaying inquiries into criminal history until an applicant has been deemed qualified -- and has been at least interviewed -- by a...more

Kansas City Decides 2018 Is The Year For Private Employers To “Ban the Box” - 5-Step Plan To Come Into Compliance

by Fisher Phillips on

The City Council in Kansas City, Missouri just passed an extension of its 2013 public sector “ban the box” rule, which will soon be extended to apply to private sector employers. The new ordinance will go into effect on June...more

Kansas City, Missouri Enacts "Ban-the-Box-Plus" Ordinance

by Littler on

On February 1, 2018, the Kansas City, Missouri City Council passed restrictions on employers’ inquiries into, and use of, criminal record information. The ordinance becomes effective on June 9, 2018. The City had already...more

Criminal Background Guidance Enjoined -- Could That Affect You?

An injunction of the EEOC's 2012 Guidance on use of criminal background information applies only to the State of Texas . . . but all employers might be able to make use of it. Back in 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity...more

EEOC's Background Check Guidance Suffers Loss in Texas Federal Court

by Littler on

On February 1, 2018, a federal judge enjoined the EEOC and U.S. Attorney General from enforcing against the State of Texas the EEOC’s 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #2

The General Assembly returned to work today with a fresh spirit of cooperation. After delaying action Thursday on the compromise version of HB 159, the much-debated adoption bill, the Senate voted 53-2 to approve the...more

2018 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide

by Sands Anderson PC on

The guide, written by Sands Anderson’s Employment Law Team and edited by attorney C. Michael DeCamps, provides summaries of key Virginia employment statutes and principles of employment law. The summaries are not intended to...more

January 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

by Locke Lord LLP on

There were six noteworthy cases in the area of independent contractor misclassification and compliance in January 2018 involving drivers of trucking companies, behavioral therapists, ride-sharing drivers, insurance agents,...more

Our Ear In The Crowd: FEHC Hears Comments On New Regulations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Fair Employment and Housing Council issues regulations to implement California’s employment and housing anti-discrimination laws, including the FEHA, the CFRA, and the Unruh and Ralph Civil Rights Acts....more

New California Employment Law May Impact Acquired Employees’ Compensation in the M&A Context

Effective January 1, 2018, California Labor Code Section 432.3 was amended to, among other things, prohibit any employer – public or private – from “seek[ing]” salary and compensation history from applicants for employment....more

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