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WPI Report
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March 1, 2017

WPI State of the States: Legislatures Saw a Flurry of Activity in February

Statehouses across the country continue to propose legislation at a frenzied pace. In February, as in January, more than 500 bills concerning labor and employment issues were either introduced or addressed in some fashion.

Insight
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February 27, 2017

It's Not Just a Box: Understanding How "Ban-the-Box" Laws Go Beyond Your Employment Application

This Insight highlights the various ways in which ban-the-box laws impact an employer’s use of criminal records for hiring and other employment decisions.

Insight
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February 21, 2017

California Employers Are Subject to New Requirements When Using Criminal History Information

Recently, the California Fair Employment & Housing Council approved regulations that identify numerous ways in which employers can face liability when using criminal history in hiring and other employment decisions.

Insight
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February 16, 2017

District of Columbia Mayor Signs Law Restricting Employers from Using Credit Information in Employment Decisions

On February 15, 2017, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a bill prohibiting, with limited exceptions, employers’ use of or obtaining a job applicant's or employee's credit information for employment purposes.

Insight
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January 25, 2017

Ninth Circuit is the First Appellate Court to Rule on “Extraneous Text” in a FCRA Background Check Disclosure

On January 20, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit became the first appellate court to rule on the lawfulness of a liability waiver in a FCRA disclosure.

Insight
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December 9, 2016

City of Los Angeles Mayor to Sign Long-Awaited “Ban the Box” Law

Los Angeles’ mayor is expected to soon sign the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, which will prohibit most private sector employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history until after making a conditional offer of employment.

Insight
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December 5, 2016

2017 Labor & Employment Laws: New Year, New Government, New Challenges

On January 1, 2017, employers across the nation will face a host of new or amended federal, state, and/or local labor and employment requirements.

ASAP
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October 19, 2016

New Background Check Requirements for California Transportation Network Companies

Effective January 1, 2017, drivers participating with a Transportation Network Company (TNC) in California will be subject to mandatory criminal background checks, regardless of whether a driver is considered an employee or an independent contractor.

ASAP
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October 3, 2016

California Amends Labor Code to Prohibit Employers from Using Juvenile Records in Employment Decisions

California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 1843, which amends the California Labor Code to prohibit employers from considering certain juvenile records for employment purposes.

Insight
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October 3, 2016

California Legislative Update: Which Bills Made the Final Cut?

Although the California Legislature sent Governor Jerry Brown bills on bed bugs, powdered alcohol, and making denim the official state fabric, the laws enacted in 2016 affecting the state’s private-sector employers were decidedly less exotic.

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