Three sections of the Employment Law Manual have been updated with information about a new ordinance forbidding an employer in San Francisco from including criminal history inquiries on job applications.
A new Oklahoma law requires fingerprint-based background checks as a condition of employment for certain jobs dealing with vulnerable populations, including day care workers as well as long-term care, residential and health care employees who will have direct access to patients.
An increasing number of states are legalizing medical marijuana. Two have gone a step further to legalize the drug's recreational use. This list of resources will help employers find out what state legalization laws mean for drug testing policies and related issues.
The Employee Discipline: Oregon, Performance Appraisals: Oregon and Terms of Employment: Oregon sections of the Employment Law Manual have been updated to include references to the newly issued Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) final rules extending whistleblower protections to employees who report election law violations.
The Unemployment and Temporary Disability Insurance Taxes (FUTA/SUTA/TDI); Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI): Rhode Island section of the Employment Law Manual has been updated and a Rhode Island New Hire Paperwork section has been added to address the state's TCI program that took effect January 1, 2014.
XpertHR's Ban the Box Chart and Employment Law Manual have been updated to reflect the addition of two cities, New Orleans and Akron, Ohio, that have removed criminal history inquiries from initial city job applications. Ban the Box refers to the "box" on job application forms asking prospective employees if they have ever been convicted of a crime.
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