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March 26, 2021

Illinois Imposes New Criminal History Check Requirements on Employers

On March 23, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill (SB1480) that amends the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) to, among other things, impose new requirements on employers that perform criminal history checks on their employees.

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March 8, 2021

California DFEH Ramps Up Enforcement of FEHA’s Protections Against Criminal Record Discrimination

Employers with operations in California should be vigilant about compliance with the protections against criminal record discrimination in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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February 24, 2021

Off-Duty Recreational Cannabis Use to be Protected in New Jersey

After contentious negotiations, Governor Phil Murphy has signed the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act.

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January 26, 2021

Philadelphia Enacts Amendments to and Expands Coverage of its Background Screening Ordinances

On January 20, 2021, Mayor Jim Kenney signed three bills amending Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards (FCRSS) and credit ban ordinances.

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December 16, 2020

New York City Expands Scope of its Ban-the-Box Law

On December 10, 2020, the New York City Council passed bill Int. 1314-A, which significantly expands the scope of New York City’s “ban-the-box” law, the New York City Fair Chance Act (FCA).

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November 24, 2020

Montgomery County, MD Amends Ban-the-Box Legislation

On November 20, 2020, the Montgomery County, Maryland Council approved amendments to its 2014 “ban-the-box” legislation.

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November 9, 2020

New State Employment Laws Set to Take Effect on January 1, 2021

As employers continue to grapple with the ever-changing legal landscape of COVID-era regulations, 2021 will bring changes to the traditional realm of employment law in dozens of jurisdictions.

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October 8, 2020

Updates to California’s Restrictions on Using Criminal Records in Employment Decisions

A new California Fair Chance Act FAQ document, among other things, is bringing renewed and substantial attention to how employers use criminal records in hiring and personnel decisions.

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September 16, 2020

Hawaii Amends its Ban the Box Law to Fortify Protections for Ex-Offenders

Hawaii has long had a law limiting the discretion that employers have to consider older conviction records in making employment decisions.

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August 11, 2020

Supreme Court of Puerto Rico Rules “Ex-Offender” Is Not a Protected Category

The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico has ruled that the status of ex-offender is not a protected category under the Constitution nor under Puerto Rico’s general anti-discrimination statute.

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