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.
Maryland has become the 14th state with a ban the box law affecting private employers after its legislature overrode Gov. Larry Hogan's veto. The City of St. Louis also will soon have a ban the box ordinance.
A new law will grant 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers for the first time. Supporters hope this development will spur more companies to offer similar benefits. A federal ban-the-box measure was also part of the same legislative package.
News: HR Guidance concerning federal and state legal requirements on the screening and testing of job applicants.
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