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February 10, 2020

City of Columbia, SC Clarifies Coverage of Criminal Records and Salary History Ordinance

The City of Columbia City Council has formally amended its salary history and criminal background checks ordinance to omit any coverage of private employers in the definition of “employer.”

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February 5, 2020

Maryland Enacts a Statewide “Ban-the-Box” Law

During the 2019 legislative session, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the Criminal Records Screening (or “Ban-the-Box”) Act. On January 30, 2020, however, the Maryland General Assembly overrode the governor’s veto.

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January 29, 2020

St. Louis Enacts Ban-the-Box Ordinance Applicable to Private Employers

The City of St. Louis, Missouri enacted a ban-the-box ordinance prohibiting employers within the city from basing promotions or hiring decisions on an individual’s criminal history or a related sentence. The ordinance will take effect January 1, 2021.

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December 24, 2019

New Federal Fair Chance Act Applies to Federal Contractors and Agencies

On December 20, 2019, the president signed legislation, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which includes the federal Fair Chance Act.

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November 13, 2019

Is Foresight 2020? Employers Confront New Laws Taking Effect in the New Year

As the year draws to a close, employers are assessing the next wave of labor and employment laws and regulations they will face in 2020 and beyond.

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November 4, 2019

New Legislation Precludes Employers in Puerto Rico from Using Credit Reports or Credit History to Take Employment Actions

On October 8, 2019, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed a law that restricts an employer’s use of an employee’s or job applicant’s credit history or report.

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November 1, 2019

Dollar General Reaches Settlement with the EEOC in Years-Long Background Check Bias Suit

Employers should continue to exercise caution and care in drafting their criminal record screening policies. A recent settlement by Dollar General and the EEOC underscores this point.

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October 3, 2019

Columbia, South Carolina Limits Inquiries About Applicants’ Criminal and Salary Histories

Columbia, South Carolina passed an ordinance effective August 6, 2019, limiting employers’ use of criminal background checks and banning employers from inquiring about salary history on job applications.

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August 6, 2019

Fifth Circuit Deals a Blow to EEOC’s Criminal Record Guidance

On August 6, 2019, the 5th Circuit dealt the EEOC a significant setback, largely affirming the district court’s decision that the EEOC violated the APA in issuing its 2012 Enforcement Guidance on criminal history.

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July 26, 2019

New Jersey Adds to Recent Flood of Salary History Ban Laws

Continuing the recent deluge of salary history ban laws, on July 25, 2019, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver signed Bill A1094 into law.

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