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Dear Littler: A potential new hire shaved his head after learning about our drug-testing policy. Now what?

USA - July 19 2017 Dear Littler: We recently offered a position to a candidate at one of our retail locations. He had a reasonable amount of head hair at the time we

EEOC's Race Discrimination Suit Against Janitorial Company Includes Background Check Allegations

USA - July 14 2017 The filing of a new discrimination lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) answers the question whether, after five years of

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Creates Employer Obligation to Accommodate Employees Using Medical Marijuana

USA - July 19 2017 On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously held that an employee may pursue a disability discrimination claim under state

California Court Certifies FCRA Class of Over Forty Thousand Applicants

USA - July 17 2017 As Littler has reported, the number of class action lawsuits against employers alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has

Oregon Clarifies Paid Sick Leave Law

USA - July 13 2017 Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed Senate Bill 299 into law, which makes some clarifications and changes to Oregon’s Paid Sick Time law, which

Another San Francisco Treat: Mayor Lee Signs Salary History Ban

USA - July 20 2017 On July 19, 2017, Mayor Ed Lee signed an ordinance that will significantly affect the hiring practices of San Francisco employers. When Ordinance No

Federal Agencies Scale Back Their Workplace Regulatory Ambitions

USA - July 20 2017 During the prior administration, congressional gridlock prevented many significant labor and employment bills from advancing. Federal agencies picked

Pay Equity at the Local Level: San Francisco Bans Salary History Inquiries

USA - July 20 2017 Under current California law, employers may ask job applicants about their wages in current or former jobs. A new ordinance in San Francisco, however

Washington Public Employer Hit with $1.8 Million Judgment for Failing to Accommodate Prescription Drug User

USA - July 20 2017 Last month, a Washington federal district court judge ordered an employer to pay a terminated employee a little over $1.8 million in damages for

Dear Littler: A potential new hire shaved his head after learning about our drug-testing policy. Now what?

USA - July 19 2017 Dear Littler: We recently offered a position to a candidate at one of our retail locations. He had a reasonable amount of head hair at the time we