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Insight
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June 13, 2019

July Is Always the “New January” for Employment Laws, But This Year Takes the Cake!

Every year, there are numerous state laws and local ordinances that take effect after the first of the year - and 2019 is no exception. This article summarizes key labor and employment laws and ordinances that become effective in the next few months.

Insight
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May 8, 2019

Ruling Raises Important Considerations for Independent Contractor Background Screening

A federal court’s recent decision demonstrates the value in reviewing all documents related to the independent contractor background screening process to attempt to solidify potential defenses to expansive class-action claims.

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April 16, 2019

New Mexico, New Laws: “Right-to-Work” Preemption, Gender-Neutral Restrooms, Criminal History Checks — and More

New Mexico’s state legislature has been busy over the past few weeks acting on bills introduced earlier this year. The state has enacted at least 9 new laws affecting employers, covering many topics from health care access to criminal background checks.

WPI Report
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April 4, 2019

WPI State of the States: April Legislative Showers Stem the Tide of New Bills

In legislative terms, the month of March came in like a lion and went out (almost) like a lamb, as the pace of new bills introduced at the state level slowed considerably.

ASAP
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March 15, 2019

Cincinnati Bans Salary History Inquiries

On March 12, 2019, Cincinnati, Ohio passed an ordinance prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their salary history or current earnings.

ASAP
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March 11, 2019

Up in Smoke? New Wisconsin Governor Proposes Marijuana Legalization and Host of New Employment Laws

Wisconsin employers reviewing Governor Tony Evers’ very first budget proposal may be surprised by the number of the employment-related items.

WPI Report
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February 4, 2019

WPI State of the States: What a Difference a Month Makes

Nearly all states legislatures are now in session, and the surge of new bills indicates lawmakers are not holding back. Over 1,000 state-level labor and employment-related bills have already been introduced since January 1, 2019.

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January 29, 2019

The Ninth Circuit Adopts an Expansive Reading of the FCRA’s Provision Governing Background Check Disclosures

The Ninth Circuit has held that the FCRA's prohibition on including so-called “extraneous” information with the requisite disclosure extends even to information about the legal rights that job applicants have under state fair credit reporting laws.

WPI Report
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January 2, 2019

WPI State of the States: The New Year Brings a Clean Legislative Slate

While the partial shutdown has kept Congress at an impasse, it should be business as usual at the state and local levels in January. It is a safe bet that many of the 2018 issues that served as midterm election talking points will reemerge.

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