Minnesota: Prohibition on Pay History Inquiries
January 11, 2024
The Minnesota Human Rights Act has been updated to include a new provision that prohibits employers from inquiring into, considering, or requiring disclosure for a job applicant’s pay history, effective January 1, 2024.
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An Applicant’s Family Medical History? Apparently, That’s the Million Dollar Question!
December 1, 2023
As most employers (hopefully) know, the Americans with Disabilities Act sets forth strict guidelines for when employers can require employees or applicants to undergo medical examinations or when they can ask questions that might reveal a disability.
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Hiring Best Practices: Salary History Bans and Pay Transparency
September 28, 2022
To address pay discrimination, states and localities have been enacting laws that prohibit employers from asking about an applicant’s salary history.
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Maryland Bans Another Box from Employment Applications (and Discussions)
September 22, 2020
As of October 1, 2020, applicants may not be asked about their pay history on an application. You also cannot ask about prior pay during employment interviews or rely on prior pay
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Is It OK to Skip Background Checks in a Tight Labor Market?
June 30, 2020
We get that it is hard to find good help. And we understand that the success of your organization depends on having the people to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. But there are so many things that can go wrong when short cuts are taken in your hiring process.
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Vetos the Ban the Box Bill
May 28, 2019
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on May 24, 2019 that he was vetoing HB994, the “Ban the Box” bill.
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In Debt and Overqualified
February 27, 2019
According to the February 2, 2019, issue of the Wall Street Journal, “$86 billion in student debt was owed by Americans aged 60 and over in 2017” and there was a “161% rise in student loan debt for those aged 60 and over from 2010 to 2017.”
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9th Circuit Finds Violation Of Fair Credit Reporting Act
February 4, 2019
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an employer violated the disclosure requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) in the case of Gilberg v. California Check Cashing Stores, LLC.
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Massachusetts: New CORI Changes Further Limit Pre-Employment Inquiries
December 3, 2018
Amendments to the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) law, were enacted in April 2018 and became effective October 13, 2018.
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USERRA Claim Allowed to Proceed When Veteran Applied to Position at Different Location of Prior Employer
September 27, 2018
In Scudder v. Dolgencorp, LLC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that members of the military who apply for new jobs with their former employers upon returning from deployment are protected by federal law which requires companies to rehire veterans.
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Kansas City Joins Several States and Municipalities in Banning the Box
May 21, 2018
Effective June 9, 2018, a new Kansas City, Missouri ordinance places restrictions on an employer’s inquiries into, and the use of, criminal record information.
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Are Your Employment Applications Legally Compliant?
February 12, 2018
Many employers don’t know that Massachusetts law prohibits employers from asking for certain information on employment applications and requires employers to include certain statements on employment applications.
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