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San Francisco Law Would Expand the Bar on Background Checks

On April 6, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner On January 1, 2018, recreational marijuana officially became legal in California. Three months later, on April 3, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that would bar employers from inquiring about any conviction that arises out of conduct that has been decriminalized since […]

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NJ Adopts Final Regulations on Criminal Background Inquiries

On March 16, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski New Jersey has promulgated its final ban-the-box regulations, clarifying the law passed on March 1, 2015, which severely restricted public and private employers with 15 or more employees from inquiring into an applicant’s criminal background at the beginning of the hiring process. Under the law, employers […]

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Philadelphia’s “Ban the Box” Ordinance Now Applies to All Private Employers

On March 10, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Anne E. Kane New amendments to the Philadelphia “Ban the Box” ordinance, signed into law by former Mayor Nutter in January, will take effect on March 14, 2016. The current law, also known as the “Fair Criminal Records Screening” ordinance, prohibits private employers with 10 or more employees in Philadelphia […]

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NJ “Ban the Box” Law Restricts Employers from Inquiring about Criminal Records of Prospective Employees During Initial Application Process

On August 12, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Harris Neal Feldman New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed The Opportunity to Compete Act (A-1999) on August 11, 2014, barring private employers from asking prospective employees about their criminal records during the initial job application process – whether as a part of the employment application or by oral inquiry. This […]

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