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.
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