New Laws Set For Late July – August

As we advised a few weeks ago, there are an array of new laws taking effect over these summer months and we want to be sure that you are aware of the impending changes. So, those of you with business interests in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, Washington and Texas may want to keep reading.…

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Ban The Box, Build the Revenue

Like most newfangled legislative ideas, so-called “ban the box” laws, have enjoyed success at some government levels but failed in others. The Washington Post this week reported that Washington DC has levied almost $500,000 in fines from 1,100 charges of discrimination against private employers since it banned the box with the Fair Criminal Record Screening…

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Philadelphia Expands “Ban the Box”

It hasn’t been in the news much of late, but a recent amendment to the Philadelphia “ban the box” law became effective this past Monday, March 14.  “Ban the box” generally prohibits potential employers from asking job applicants about their criminal background or conducting background checks until the applicant has cleared and initial interview.  Philadelphia,…

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Obama Now Pushing Federal “Ban The Box”

President Obama last week announced his push to secure passage of federal “Ban the Box” legislation, even going so far as to threaten to enact it by Executive Order if Congress doesn’t pass it.  “Ban the Box” prohibits employers from inquiring whether a job applicant has any kind of criminal record and has been enacted…

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