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WPI Report
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May 1, 2017

WPI State of the States — Legislative Proposals Are Taking Root

This month’s State of the States highlights some of the prominent trends demonstrated by the bills that are advancing across the nation.

Insight
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April 26, 2017

New Changes to Massachusetts Regulations on Criminal History Checks

Massachusetts recently issued amended regulations governing use of the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services' (DCJIS) database of information. These changes will impact employers that obtain criminal records provided by the DCJIS.

WPI Report
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March 31, 2017

State of the States — Legislative Action Heats Up

As we turn the calendar to April, state legislatures are starting to hit their stride. Bills introduced earlier this year continue to advance, with more than 400 labor and employment-related measures remaining under consideration across the nation.

ASAP
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March 12, 2017

California Lawmakers Introduce Statewide Ban-the-Box Law

California assembly members recently introduced a bill containing new state-wide restrictions on an employer’s ability to make pre-hire and other employment decisions based on an applicant or employee’s criminal records, including a ban-the-box component.

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.

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