All Items: Recruiting and Hiring

  • Recreational Marijuana Use Legalized in Oregon, Alaska and DC

    18 November 2014

    Voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia affirmed ballot measures earlier this month to legalize recreational marijuana use in small amounts. However, none of these laws will prevent employers from maintaining a drug-free workplace policy.

  • Marijuana Legalization Measures Light Up Election Day

    03 November 2014

    Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC will vote tomorrow on whether to legalize recreational marijuana use. Meanwhile, Florida voters will decide whether to legalize medical marijuana use. However, none of the measures would prevent employers from maintaining a drug-free workplace policy.

  • USCIS to Dispose of E-Verify Records Over 10 Years Old

    09 October 2014

    US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that on January 1, 2015, it will begin disposing of E-Verify records that are over 10 years old.

  • 7-Eleven Franchisees Convicted in Largest-Ever ICE Worksite Enforcement Forfeiture

    30 September 2014

    As the result of one of the largest criminal alien employment investigations ever conducted by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, five franchisee-owners and managers of 14 7-Eleven stores located in New York and Virginia have pled guilty to charges of committing wire fraud and concealing and harboring illegal aliens they employed.

  • District of Columbia's Criminal History Law Among Nation's Broadest

    09 September 2014

    Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a broad law restricting employer criminal history inquiries during the hiring process. The new law prohibits criminal history questions or background checks until after a conditional job offer has been made. It applies to employers with more than 10 employees.

  • Culinaire International Settles DOJ's Citizenship Discrimination Claims

    05 September 2014

    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Special Counsel, announced in a press release that it has reached a settlement with Culinaire International, a catering and restaurant management company, of claims that Culinaire engaged in citizenship status discrimination during the employment eligibility reverification process.

  • New Jersey Bans Criminal History Box for Most Private Employers

    14 August 2014

    New Jersey has become the sixth state to ban criminal history questions on job applications for most private employers. On August 11, Governor Chris Christie signed the Opportunity to Compete Act, which will apply to business with 15 or more employees.

  • San Francisco 'Ban the Box' Law Broadly Affects Private Employers

    13 August 2014

    A new San Francisco "ban the box" law has taken effect that goes beyond California law and affects private employers with 20 or more employees. The ordinance prohibits employers from asking about or seeking the conviction history of job applicants until after their first live interview.

  • New York Employer Alert: Haynes and Boone Offers Insights on Recent Legal Developments

    08 August 2014

    New York has long been among the most active states when it comes to employment law. Jason Habinsky, a member of the labor and employment department at Haynes and Boone, LLP discusses recent changes in the law plus other key challenges affecting New York employers.

  • Maine Labor Department Seeks Employer Feedback on Drug Testing Law

    07 August 2014

    Maine employers interested in providing feedback on the state's regulations regarding employee drug testing should participate in a survey being administered by the Maine Department of Labor (MDOL). The request for feedback follows the recent defeat of legislation purporting to standardize and simplify the process for employers to provide a drug-free workplace.

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