Atlanta has joined the list of jurisdictions banning the use of criminal history in hiring.
A cable company has been ordered to pay the massive award to the family of a Texas woman who was brutally murdered in her home by one of its employees. The award underscores the importance of pre-employment screening.
The 9th Circuit's ruling in Johnson v. WinCo Foods, LLC shows that employers can help shield themselves from liability by making job offers contingent on applicants passing pre-employment drug tests and/or background checks rather than onboarding applicants before testing them.
A new Colorado law will help persons with a criminal history improve their chances of employment by automatically sealing certain arrest and conviction records.
More than half of unemployed men between the ages of 30 and 38 have a criminal history record, a recent study estimates, raising questions about the use of preemployment screening as many employers struggle to recruit and fill job vacancies.
Connecticut has joined 18 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing recreational marijuana, following the passage of a bill containing a number of provisions relevant to employers.
New Mexico and Virginia have joined the growing list of states to legalize adult use of recreational marijuana.
New York has joined the growing list of states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana following the passage of legislation with important implications for employers.
Beginning July 29, 2021, New York City employers will face additional limits on the use of criminal background information during the hiring process when amendments to the city's ban the box ordinance take effect.
News: HR Guidance concerning federal and state legal requirements on the screening and testing of job applicants.
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