Aug 06 2019

Nevada Revises Employment Drug Testing Practices

On June 5, 2019, Governor Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 132, an Act revising Chapter 613 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) governing employment practices.

Aug 06 2019

New York City Restricts Pre-employment Marijuana Drug Testing

New York City Council passed Int. No. 1445-A, an amendment to Title 8 of the administrative code for the city of New York, expanding on its list of unlawful discriminatory practices in employment.

Jun 24 2019

Colorado - Ban the Box

Colorado has joined a growing number of jurisdictions that have passed "ban‐the‐box" laws. The law limits when employers can inquire into and consider the criminal history of a job applicant.

Feb 06 2019

Westchester County, New York: Ban the Box

Legislators in Westchester County, New York approved the “Fair Chance to Work Act” related to prohibiting discrimination based on an individual’s arrest record or criminal conviction.

Nov 06 2018

Update to Massachusetts' Ban the Box Law

Massachusetts amended the prior Ban-the-Box legislation by placing further restrictions on an employer’s inquiry into, and use of, criminal history in making employment decisions.

Jul 25 2018

Amendments to San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance

On April 3, 2018 the City of San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an amendment to the Ordinance to better align with the requirements of California’s statewide Fair Chance Act that went into effect January 2018.

Jun 06 2018

Washington State and Spokane – Ban the Box

Washington State and the City of Spokane have joined a growing number of jurisdictions that have passed so‐called “ban‐the‐box” laws. Both laws limit when employers can inquire into and consider the criminal history of a job applicant and will go into effect in June 2018.

Mar 15 2018

Maine – Recreational Marijuana

Maine became one of eight states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2016, however, they continue to work on the language and requirements that will permit the cultivation and sale of marijuana and marijuana products.

Mar 14 2018

Kansas City, MO – Ban the Box

The Kansas City Council recently approved Ordinance No. 180034, amending Chapter 38 of the City’s Code of Ordinances and expanding their ban the box law to private employers. The revised law will take effect June 9, 2018.

Jan 01 2018

2017 Compliance Recap

A look at important laws from 2017 that may have an impact on your background screening process.