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Washington Governor Signs New “Ban-the-Box” Law
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2018

On March 13, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed bill HB 1298, the Washington Fair Chance Act (“WFCA”), which will make it unlawful for an employer


NLRB Rolls Back Obama-Era Workplace Handbook and Rule Restrictions
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2018

For the past several years, folks in the HR space have had to pay special attention to the language in their handbooks and employment policies out of


You’re Fired! The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Fire an Employee
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2018

When President Trump fired then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier this month, he did it in one of the most public ways possible: on Twitter


San Francisco Expands Scope of Existing “Ban the Box” Law
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2018

On April 3, both the City and County of San Francisco amended the Fair Chance Ordinance (“FCO”) - their existing ban-the-box law - to align it with


Who Are You?: The Legal Implications of Employee Personality Testing
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2018

Many employers require employees and applicants to take personality testing (think Meyers-Briggs). Others are seriously considering adding this as a



Employee Use Of Marijuana: The Law Is Hazy For Employers
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2017

You may have seen the news that the City of Atlanta recently passed an ordinance decriminalizing the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana


DACA: What Its Undoing Means For Employers
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2017

Last month, the Trump Administration announced plans to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. This change in


Court Grants Summary Judgment to Thomson Reuters; Company Does Not Qualify as Consumer Reporting Agency
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2017

In Kidd v. Thomson Reuters, plaintiff Lindsay A. Kidd brought a Fair Credit Reporting Act putative class action claim against mass media and


New Year, New Laws: Update Your Policies and Procedures
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2018

The beginning of the New Year often brings fresh resolve, brightened attitudes, and a renewed sense of hope for the coming year. Savvy employers