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Littler Report
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October 2, 2017

WPI State of the States: Major Bills Advance in September, With More on Deck for October

The baseball pennant races are about to kick off, but not all the action is on the field. Roughly a dozen state legislatures were in session during September, and they considered more than 50 labor and employment bills.

ASAP
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September 26, 2017

California Statewide Ban-the-Box Law Approved by Legislature

A new bill proposes to add a section to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act containing new state-wide restrictions on an employer’s ability to make pre-hire and personnel decisions based on an individual’s criminal history.

ASAP
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September 20, 2017

California Countdown: Which Labor & Employment Bills Will the Governor Sign?

September 15 was the last day in 2017 for bills to pass both houses of the California Legislature and be forwarded to the governor. Governor Jerry Brown (D) has until October 15, 2017 to sign, veto, or otherwise not act upon these bills.

WPI Report
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September 5, 2017

WPI State of the States: Labor Day Edition

The holiday weekend marked the end of summer fun, but state legislatures across the country remained hard at work in August. Predictive scheduling and protected time off remain very hot topics. Several antidiscrimination bills also made headway.

Insight
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August 15, 2017

Ninth Circuit Revisits Article III Standing For An Alleged FCRA Violation

Ninth Circuit finds plaintiff's allegations of inaccurate reporting of information about his marital status, age, education background and employment history constitute harm sufficiently concrete to satisfy the injury-in-fact requirement for standing.

WPI Report
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August 1, 2017

WPI State of the States: Statehouses Continue to Release Summer Blockbusters

Despite recent publicity surrounding bills pending in the U.S. Congress, state legislatures have not lost their focus.

Insight
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July 31, 2017

Final Regulations Clarifying and Expanding New York City "Ban the Box" Law Take Effect on August 5, 2017

Final regulations implementing New York City's Fair Chance Act—one of the nation's most comprehensive "ban the box" laws—take effect on August 5, 2017.

Insight
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July 17, 2017

California Court Certifies FCRA Class of Over 40,000 Applicants

A court's recent certification of a class of applicants in an FCRA action serves as a reminder of the importance of vigilance with regard to FCRA compliance.

ASAP
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July 14, 2017

EEOC's Race Discrimination Suit Against Janitorial Company Includes Background Check Allegations

The filing of a new discrimination lawsuit by the EEOC answers the question whether, after five years of intensive scrutiny, employers can breathe a sigh of relief in terms of screening job applicants based on criminal records.

Insight
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June 30, 2017

Federal District Court Holds Employer to its Promise in FCRA “Pre-Adverse Action” Notice

A federal court in Wisconsin recently held that an employer potentially violated the FCRA when it provided the employee with fewer days to dispute information contained in the report than the number of days provided in the adverse action notice.

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