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.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the EEOC may not enforce its Obama-era arrest and conviction records guidance against the state of Texas.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has signed a bill to make Colorado the 13th state with a "ban the box" criminal history law. The measure also bans employers from advertising that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position.
With a growing US labor shortage and skills gap, Society for Human Resource Management CEO Johnny C. Taylor Jr. is urging employers not to ignore applicants with criminal backgrounds or older workers.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a prospective employer violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by including extraneous information relating to various state disclosure requirements.
Delta Airlines has agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle claims from about 44,000 job applicants alleging the airline violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with disclosure forms that include impermissible extraneous information.
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