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On the Leading Edge: 2020 Ban the Box & Marijuana Laws

Poised on the threshold of a new decade, employers are wondering where they stand in terms of two legislative movements that are rapidly changing the employment laws and affecting the hiring practices they must follow. One small misstep could be very costly, so it is important that HR professionals keep up-to-date with the latest legislative […]

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Two-Thirds of the US Population Now Lives In “Ban the Box”

As the adoption rate of “Ban the Box” laws continues gathering pace, more and more Americans are finding themselves living in these jurisdictions. Currently, about 211 million Americans are living in areas which have Ban-the-box laws of one form or another. This accounts for almost two-thirds of the US population. The next step in the […]

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Obama Steps Up Efforts To Open Employment Opportunities To Formerly Incarcerated People

As he nears the end of his presidency, Mr. Obama appears more determined than ever to create a path to employment for ex-convicts. On April 29th 2016, the President signed a memorandum entitled “Promoting Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals”. This memorandum is aimed at bringing together various stakeholders in order to remove the […]

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Does Expanding Ban the Box Legislation Impact Small Business?

An increasing number of states, counties, and cities have passed so called “Ban the Box” legislation which seeks to limit discrimination against applicants with a criminal record. Some state’s laws only apply to public employers, and others include private employers and have an impact on small business. The “box” in question is found on employment […]