Georgia and Virginia have become the first two southern states to enact "ban the box" laws to remove criminal history questions from state job applications. Several XpertHR sections have been updated to reflect these developments.
Conditional reinstatement is a remedy available to undocumented workers who were terminated for participating in protected labor activities, according to a new ruling from the National Labor Relations Board.
Effective March 1, 2015, New Jersey employers with 15 or more employees and employment agencies may not inquire about a job applicant's criminal record during the initial employment application process. This makes New Jersey the sixth state with a "ban the box" law affecting private employers.
The Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014 requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of their job is limited by pregnancy, childbirth, a related medical condition or breastfeeding. The law took effect March 3, 2015.
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