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Hawaii Joins Salary History Ban Trend
On July 5, 2018, Governor David Y. Ige signed Senate Bill 2351 into law, adding Hawaii to the list of jurisdictions generally prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their prior compensation history.
United States
12 Jul 2018
Kansas City, Missouri Enacts "Ban-the-Box-Plus" Ordinance
On February 1, 2018, the Kansas City, Missouri City Council passed restrictions on employers' inquiries into, and use of, criminal record information.
United States
7 Feb 2018
Philadelphia Adopts Regulations Clarifying The Still-Stayed Ordinance Banning Salary History Inquiries
The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations has adopted regulations interpreting portions of a City ordinance, which if upheld, would prohibit employers from seeking applicants' wage and benefits history.
United States
26 Oct 2017
Philadelphia Becomes The First Jurisdiction In 2016 To Restrict Employers From Using Credit Information In Employment Decisions
On June 7, 2016, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill to make it unlawful, with limited exceptions, for employers to procure or use an applicant's or employee's credit history for employment purposes.
United States
24 Jun 2016
The Old (Law) Is New Again: Plaintiffs Increasingly Using Old Pennsylvania Law To Challenge Background Check Decisions
In a climate of increased national scrutiny regarding employer use of criminal background screening, plaintiffs are turning to a provision in the Pennsylvania Criminal History Record Information Act (CHRIA), 18 Pa.C.S. § 9125.
United States
10 Nov 2014
Fair Credit Reporting Act Amendment Offers Important Protections From Lawsuits Targeting Background Check Programs
Criminal background checks obtained for employment purposes are under attack from various sources – the plaintiffs' bar via class and individual lawsuits lodged against employers and consumer reporting agencies, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, regulatory agencies, and the legislatures of states and municipalities.
United States
11 Sep 2013
EEOC Suit Against Employer Screening Applicants Based On Credit History Information Dismissed
In April 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its updated enforcement guidance.
United States
5 Feb 2013
U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Constitutional Privacy Rights Do Not Restrict the Government's Discretion to Background Check Federal Contractors
In NASA v. Nelson, 09-530 (Jan. 12, 2011), the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the collection of certain background information by the U.S. Government as part of the process of credentialing federal contractors.
United States
26 Jan 2011
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