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NYC Mayor signs “ban the box” law

USA - June 29 2015 Today, Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed a bill (Int. No. 318) that amends the New York City Human Rights Law ("NYCHRL") to further restrict employers (with…

Katharine H Parker

Oregon “bans the box” for private employers

USA - June 26 2015 Oregon is the latest state to "ban the box" for private employers. Starting January 1, 2016, an employer may not require an applicant to disclose a…

Katharine H Parker

New Nevada law expands employer access to conviction records

USA - June 25 2015 While Nevada law does not limit how far back employers can directly ask applicants or employees about their conviction history, for years it has…

Katharine H Parker

Self-help discovery does not immunize employee from prosecution, says NJ Supreme Court

USA - June 24 2015 On June 23, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 204 N.J. 239 (2010), does not bar criminal…

Connie N. Bertram, Steven J. Pearlman

Colorado Supreme Court okays discharge of medical marijuana-using employee

USA - June 22 2015 Colorado, like some other states including New York, has a law that generally prohibits an employer from discharging an employee for engaging in…

Katharine H Parker