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Los Angeles, CA Passes Ban the Box Law

December 05, 2016

Kelly (Kubacki) Uebel, Esq.

On November 30, the Los Angeles City Council approved ban the box legislation via Council File: 14-0746. As the vote was not unanimous, the proposed legislation will be up for reconsideration December...

Post-Election Review: Marijuana’s Unknown Future

November 22, 2016

Kelly (Kubacki) Uebel, Esq.

Following the election, many are wondering what marijuana legalization and enforcement looks like under a President Trump administration. Although marijuana remains illegal under federal law, Presiden...

Employer Pays EEOC $750,000 to Settle Background Check Discrimination Claims

October 28, 2016

Kelly (Kubacki) Uebel, Esq.

On October 26, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a $750,000 settlement with Schenker Inc., a “global leader in the field of contract logistics services” based on its hir...

Illinois Appellate Court Analyzes Retailer’s Use Of Credit History In Employment Decision

October 13, 2016

Kelly (Kubacki) Uebel, Esq.

On September 27, the Illinois First District Appellate Court found a nationwide retailer’s use of credit history information in a hiring decision violated Illinois’ credit discrimination law title...

Study: Ban the Box Leads to Increased Racial Discrimination?

August 18, 2016

Kelly (Kubacki) Uebel, Esq.

In June, the University of Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper Series published a study titled, “Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Statistical Discrimination: A Field Experiment” by Amanda ...

Texas’ Fight Against The EEOC Criminal Records Guidance Continues

August 15, 2016

Kelly (Kubacki) Uebel, Esq.

Update: On September 23, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals withdrew its June ruling, remanding the case back to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas following the Supreme Court&...

Massachusetts First To Enact Pay Equity Legislation

August 03, 2016

Kelly (Kubacki) Uebel, Esq.

On August 1, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed Bill S.2119, “An Act to Establish Pay Equity” into law. Effective July 1, 2018, the Act makes history as the first law of its kind to addre...

Philadelphia Regulates Employer Use of Credit Information

July 23, 2016

Kelly (Kubacki) Uebel, Esq.

On June 7, the city of Philadelphia became one of the few cities to regulate the use of credit history information in employment decisions after Mayor Jim Kenney signed Bill No. 160072 into law. Emplo...

Portland Ban the Box Ordinance & Administrative Rules in Effect

July 12, 2016

Kelly (Kubacki) Uebel, Esq.

As of July 1, 2016, employers with six or more employees in Portland, Oregon must ensure compliance with City’s ban the box Ordinance. One of the stricter ban the box laws in the country, further cl...

Connecticut Passes Ban the Box Law

May 18, 2016

Kelly (Kubacki) Uebel, Esq.

Connecticut has joined the numerous states, cities and counties that impose ban the box requirements onto private employers. As a reminder, “ban the box” refers to the act of regulating the timing...

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