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Rhode Island Joins the ‘Ban the Box’ Movement

On July 18, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner Effective January 1, 2014, employers of four or more employees in Rhode Island no longer will be permitted to include in job applications an inquiry into the criminal background of applicants for employment.  This prohibition will be contained in the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act, and […]

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OFCCP Directive Warns Against Blanket Criminal Record Exclusions for Applicants

On February 8, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner With the signing of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Directive No, 306, Director Patricia Shiu is taking aim at government contractors that exclude all job applicants who have a criminal record. The directive bootstraps onto the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) April 25, 2012 […]

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