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Washington Court Upholds Employee Termination for Medical Marijuana Use

December 29, 2015

On November 20, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington upheld an employer’s right to terminate an employee for medical marijuana use. (See Swaw v. Safeway, Inc., No. C1...

Philadelphia Amends Ban the Box Law, Imposes Strict Requirements onto Employers

December 28, 2015

Ban the box legislation continues to remain one of the hottest topics impacting employers across the country. On December 15, 2015, the Philadelphia City Council expanded its legislation creating one ...

Portland, OR Bans the Box Despite Newly Passed State Legislation

December 04, 2015

On November 25, the Portland City Council passed a ban the box law impacting private employers via Ordinance 187459 despite requests from some organizations to adopt more of a “wait and see” appro...

NYC Commission on Human Rights Publishes “Fair Chance Act Notice”

October 27, 2015

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) recently published a “Fair Chance Act Notice” to help employers comply with the Fair Chance Act’s adverse action requirements. As discussed ...

Safe Harbor Framework Invalidated

October 16, 2015

On October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued an opinion that rattled many businesses based both in the United States and the European Union. The ECJ invalidated the U.S....

New York City Issues Guidance on Credit Check Law

September 15, 2015

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) issued legal enforcement guidance on the “Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act” (SCDEA) that is effective as of September 3, 2015. As ...

Tennessee Supreme Court: Employer May Deny Employment Based on Workers’ Compensation Claims

August 28, 2015

On August 21, the Supreme Court of Tennessee issued a ruling that analyzed whether a job applicant has the right to sue an employer for denying employment based on a past or future workers’ compensa...

Ban the Box Update: Cook County, Illinois and Austin, Texas

August 14, 2015

Despite being in the typical legislative slowdown during the summer months, several local jurisdictions continue to remain active in proposing legislation that impacts private employers. In particular...

EEOC Update: BMW Criminal Records Settlement & Freeman’s Attorneys’ Fees Victory

August 09, 2015

Over the past several years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has pursued litigation against employers alleging that the use of criminal and credit history in employment decisions le...

Malaysia Personal Data Protection Commission Seeks Feedback on Security, Storage & Data Integrity Standards

July 20, 2015

The Malaysia Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) recently published Public Consultation Paper No. 1/2015 seeking feedback from data users and subjects regarding security, storage and data integ...

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