Washington State Bans the Box

On March 13, 2018, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1298, the Washington “Fair Chance Act.” The Fair Chance Act will prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history until after the employer determines that the applicant is otherwise qualified for the position. The new law will be effective on June 6, 2018….

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Kansas City Missouri Bans the Box

On February 1st, 2018, the City of Kansas City, Missouri enacted Ordinance 180034, which will prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicant or employees criminal history until the individual has qualified for the position and has been interviewed. The ordinance will become effective on June 9th, 2018. Please see below for a summary of the…

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Maine Prevents Discrimination Based on Off Duty Marijuana Use

On November 8, 2016, Maine voters approved “An Act to Legalize Marijuana”. The act has a provision which prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee for off duty marijuana use. The act became effective on February 1st, 2018. The act will prohibit employers from refusing to employ or taking any adverse action against a…

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Albany County New York Salary History Ban

On November 6, 2017 Albany County Executive Daniel Mccoy signed a bill which will prohibit employers in Albany County from inquiring about an applicant’s salary or utilizing salary history to determine what salary to offer an applicant. The new law took effect on December 17, 2017 Please see below for a summary of this new…

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