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St. Louis County Enacts "Ban-The-Box" Law For Government Positions
On June 11, St. Louis County officials signed an executive order, effective immediately, that would "ban the box" and ensure that St. Louis County will no longer ask job applicants for criminal histories in their initial employment applications. Other jurisdictions in Missouri with ban-the-box laws include Jackson County, Columbia, and Kansas City.
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19 Jun 2018
Kansas Governor Signs Order Enacting "Ban The Box" Law For State Positions
On May 2, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed a "ban the box" order applicable to state government positions but not private businesses or state contractors.
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15 May 2018
Wilmington, NC Approves "Ban The Box" Law For City Employees
On May 1, the city council of Wilmington, North Carolina unanimously approved a new "ban the box" ordinance for city employees.
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15 May 2018
Salary History Ban Struck Down As Unconstitutional Violation Of First Amendment
In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that Philadelphia's ban on questioning job applicants about their salary history violates...
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11 May 2018
Background Screening Company Defeats FCRA Claim With Standing And Effective Procedures Defenses
A district court in Ohio dismissed a plaintiff's claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., because he could not show ...
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1 May 2018
Ohio Court Throws Out FCRA Case Based On Initial Grade
A plaintiff's putative class action suit in the Southern District of Ohio under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., has been thrown out because she could not show...
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27 Apr 2018
Barclays Hit With Putative Class Action Over Background Checks
On August 4, the Brooklyn Events Center, LLC d/b/a Barclays Center, Levy Premium Foodservice Limited Partnership, and Professional Sports Catering LLC were hit with a putative class action...
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25 Sep 2017
Indiana Becomes First State To Prohibit Ban-The-Box Ordinances
Countering a nationwide trend of "ban the box" ordinances that prohibit employers from asking about an individual's criminal history at the initial application stage, Indiana has become the first state...
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5 Sep 2017
Courier Service Settles Lawsuit Challenging Background Check Disclosure Form And Notices
The recent matter of Nesbitt, et al. v. Postmates Inc., Case No. CGC15547146 in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco, demonstrates the continuing trend...
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4 Sep 2017
District Court Rejects Notion That An Improper Background Check Disclosure Automatically Renders A Subsequent Background Authorization Improper
Under the FCRA, an employer desiring to obtain a criminal background check is required to provide a stand-alone disclosure...
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9 Jun 2017
Pennsylvania To "Ban The Box" By Executive Order
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced this month that he will "ban the box" for some applicants applying for certain state government positions, and that he will do so by executive order...
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2 Jun 2017
California Approves New Regulations Regarding Consideration Of Criminal History In Employment Decisions
On March 27, the Office of Administrative Law for the State of California announced new regulations that even further limit employers' ability to consider a job applicant's criminal history...
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4 May 2017
North Carolina House Votes Overwhelmingly To "Ban The Box"
The North Carolina House of Representatives recently voted 98-14 to "ban the box" for state agency hiring.
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26 Apr 2017
California's Regulation Regarding Consideration Of Criminal History In Employment Decisions
The Fair Employment and Housing Council published the final text for the "Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Decisions" regulation on March 27, 2017.
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10 Apr 2017
Ban The Box Bill Passes Virginia State Senate, Awaits Review By House
The bill proposes to "ban the box" by preventing prospective employers from asking about a job applicant's criminal history at the initial employment application stage.
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9 Feb 2017
L.A. Becomes Latest Jurisdiction To "Ban The Box" For Private Employers
Los Angeles recently became the latest major city to pass a city ordinance that "bans the box" regarding inquiries into job applicants' criminal histories from initial employment applications.
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4 Jan 2017
State Legislatures Begin To Consider Bans On Asking About Applicants' Prior Salary History
These bills are aimed at preventing wage discrimination among workers that perform similar or identical job functions.
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30 Aug 2016
Background Screening Class Certified In Obsolete Information Case
On July 26, a Northern District of California judge certified a class of applicants who claimed that S2Verify, a background check company, included obsolete criminal information on their background...
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8 Aug 2016
City Of Brotherly Love Has Little Love For Employment Credit Checks
Earlier this month, the Mayor of Philadelphia signed legislation regulating the use of credit checks in employment decisions.
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4 Jul 2016
New York City Issues Guidance Suggesting Background Screening Company Liability For Failure To Ensure Compliance With "Ban The Box" Requirements
The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing.
United States
27 Apr 2016
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