Marijuana Wins Big On Election Day – What This Means For Employers

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on November 3, 2020. America saw a green wave sweep the country, with voters in three states, Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey, approving recreational marijuana, and voters in Mississippi approving medical marijuana. Voters in South Dakota advanced laws that legalize both medical and recreational marijuana. The result adds to a […]

New Guidance Clarifies Protections For California Workers With Criminal Records

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on November 3, 2020. Bolstering Covid-19 worker protections, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) recently clarified the state’s criminal background check regulations. The new guidance expands the scope of California’s Fair Chance Act and places employers on notice regarding DFEH’s intended enforcement of the law. The California […]

Brazil’s New Data Protection Law Moves Forward Without Warning – Employers Race To Comply

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In just six hours of deliberation, the Brazilian Senate propelled a measure aimed at protecting its citizens’ data to the desk of the country’s President, an action that’s been two years in the making. Unless vetoed, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais, or LGPD, Brazil’s General Data Protection Law, will likely become effective […]

What Employers Might Have Missed In the First Half of 2020:  From Ban-the-Box Laws to Marijuana Measures, a Midyear Compliance Update

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The first half of 2020 has brought a dynamic shift from the typical legislative agenda. Despite a pivot in priorities, many laws affecting employers, particularly those aimed at promoting job seekers’ and employees’ rights, still managed to cross the finish line.  Here’s what you need to know.

COVID-19:  What Should Employers Consider As They Adapt Their Background Screening Program?

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Businesses continue to operate despite the global reach of COVID-19. And while some industries are seeing a momentary downturn in hiring, others are experiencing a seemingly insatiable need for talent.  From workers supporting the supply chain to healthcare professionals on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19, the need to identify and onboard workers is […]