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.
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.
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