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WPI Report
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June 9, 2020

July is the New January – Employment and Labor Laws are Skipping Summer Vacation

Each year, Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute provides its “July is the New January” report on labor and employment laws that become effective in the middle of the year.

Insight
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June 2, 2020

Administration Implements New Entry Restrictions on Chinese Students and Researchers Affiliated with China’s “Military-Civil Fusion Strategy”

On May 29, 2020, the White House issued a new proclamation on the admission of certain nonimmigrant students and researchers from the People’s Republic of China.

ASAP
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May 22, 2020

Virginia Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Law Containing Employment-Related Provisions

On May 21, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation (HB 972/SB 2) to decriminalize simple marijuana possession and prohibit employers from requiring applicants to disclose information related to past criminal charges for such possession.

Insight
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May 12, 2020

Key Legislation Emerging from Maryland and Local Ordinances to Remember

It is safe to say that spring 2020 will not soon be forgotten. While the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the news and the attention of federal and state governments alike, the Maryland General Assembly passed several new laws affecting the workplace.

Insight
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May 7, 2020

Suffolk County, NY Enacts “Ban-the-Box” Law Restricting Use of Criminal History in Pre-Hire Process

Effective August 25, 2020, Suffolk County will join a growing number of New York jurisdictions in restricting the use of pre-employment inquiries into an applicant’s criminal conviction history.

ASAP
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April 27, 2020

Ninth Circuit Holds Employers May Provide a Standalone Background Check Disclosure Concurrently With Other Documents

The 9th Circuit has held that the FCRA permits an employer to provide job applicants with a background check disclosure document at the same time it provides job applicants with other documents, so long as the disclosure is in a “standalone” document.

ASAP
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April 27, 2020

Massachusetts Enacts Emergency Regulation on CORI Verifications

On April 9, 2020, the Massachusetts’ Department of Criminal Justice Information Systems (DCJIS) passed an Emergency Regulation to address the social distancing limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASAP
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March 21, 2020

Ninth Circuit Reinforces Prohibition Against “Extraneous” Information In Background Check Disclosures

On March 20, 2020, the Ninth Circuit issued its third opinion on the question of when an employer’s background check disclosure satisfies the so-called “standalone” disclosure requirement in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Insight
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March 2, 2020

Ninth Circuit Rules Only Named Plaintiff Must Have Article III Standing For Class Certification

In Ramirez v. Trans Union, the Ninth Circuit addressed whether, at the class certification stage of a putative class case, only the named plaintiff or all class members must have Article III standing (i.e., a concrete injury in fact) to certify a class.

Insight
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February 12, 2020

New Year, New Local Ban-the-Box Restrictions on Background Checks

With the start of a new year—and a new decade—employers in San Francisco, California, Waterloo, Iowa, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, must follow new “ban-the-box” laws restricting their use of criminal records in hiring and personnel decisions.

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