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Connecticut Passes Ban-the-Box Legislation

USA - June 8 2016 On June 1, 2016, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a "ban-the-box" statute, which will take effect on January 1, 2017. The law…

Jennifer P. Woodruff, Kelly M. Cardin.

A Closer Look at Austin’s “Ban the Box” Ordinance

USA - April 20 2016 On March 24, 2016, the Austin City Council passed a "ban-the-box" ordinance, the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance, which took effect on April 4, 2016…

Daniel A. Verrett, Jennifer P. Woodruff.

The Philadelphia Ban-the-Box Poster is Here: The Ins and Outs of the Posting Requirement

USA - March 11 2016 The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations has released the poster employers are required to display under the new amendments to Philadelphia’s…

James R. Silvers, Stephen R. Woods.

Oregon Raises Minimum Wage

USA - March 9 2016 Oregon's legislature has approved a bill to raise the state's minimum wage. Governor Kate Brown signed the bill on March 2, 2016, with increases…

Charles E. McDonald, III, Jennifer A. Nelson.

New York City Issues Proposed Rules Related to the Fair Chance Act

USA - February 29 2016 On February 16, 2016, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued proposed rules related to the city’s Fair Chance Act (FCA)—the restrictive…

Gustavo A. Suarez, Stephen R. Woods.