California Ban the Box Announcement

On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1008, which will prohibit employers in California from including on an application for employment, any question that seeks an applicant’s conviction history until the individual has received a conditional offer of employment.  The bill would also require an employer to perform an individualized assessment of…

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Arkansas Act 1028

Recently, Arkansas passed Act 1028. The act requires employers to provide an applicant with a copy of their consumer report when requested by an applicant or employee. The full statute can be located here http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Acts/Act1028.pdf Clients are encouraged to consult with their legal counsel on the impact of this new law. Sterling Talent Solutions is…

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EEOC Files Charges Against National Retail Chain

On May 15, 2017, charges were filed against a national retail chain with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. The complaint alleges that the retailer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The claim was made by the Fortune Society, which assists individuals with re-entry, including job placement after prison. The claim states…

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Indiana Senate Bill 312 – Bans the Box

On April 27, 2017, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed senate Bill 312 which prevents ban the box laws from being passed by local governments a summary of the law is set forth below. Specifically the law restricts a political subdivision from prohibiting an employer from the following: Obtaining or using criminal history information during the…

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