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Newark’s Municipal Council “bans the box” by restricting criminal background checks on applicants and employees

USA - October 26 2012 On September 19, 2012, the Newark Municipal Council passed Ordinance #12-1630, which prohibits any employer with five or more employees in Newark from asking job candidates before or during the application process about their criminal history (i.e., "bans the box").

Katharine H Parker, Daniel L. Saperstein

Individual liability for supervisors under the FMLA, says the Third Circuit

USA - February 23 2012 In Haybarger v. Lawrence County Adult Prob. & Parole, No. 10-3916, 2012 WL 265996 (3d Cir. Jan. 31, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recognized, for the first time, that a supervisor of a private employer may be held individually liable for violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), 29 U.S.C. § 2601, et seq.

John P Barry, Marvin M Goldstein, Lawrence R Sandak, Daniel L. Saperstein