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New York City Passes Salary History Legislation

April 12, 2017

Move over ban the box – a new legislative trend has arrived as 2017 appears poised to be the year of salary history legislation. On April 5, the New York City Council approved and sent Int. 1253-201...

District of Columbia Passes Strict Credit Check Law

January 21, 2017

The District of Columbia City Council passed a sweeping ban on the use of credit checks in employment via the “Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act of 2016.” Mayor Muriel Bowser has not yet sig...

EEOC Settlement in Criminal Background Checks Record-Keeping Suit

January 10, 2017

On December 16, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a settlement with a nationwide provider of janitorial and facilities management services. The EEOC previously filed suit in...

Philadelphia City Council Prohibits Salary History Inquiries

January 03, 2017

The Philadelphia City Council recently passed Bill No. 160840 which is currently awaiting Mayor Jim Kenney’s signature (and he is expected to sign). The ordinance would amend Title 9 of The Philadel...

Los Angeles, CA Passes Ban the Box Law

December 05, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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&...

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