Canada Considers New Privacy Legislation

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In several countries around the world, lawmakers are grappling with how to protect the privacy of their citizens’ data. In other countries with well-established data privacy laws, measures are under consideration to bolster existing laws.  Canada is one such country where the proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, otherwise known as “Bill C-11”, is before […]

A New York State Of Mind – What Legalized Weed In The Workplace Means For Employers

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on April 6, 2021. After years of debating and advancing marijuana laws, beginning with legalizing the medical use of cannabis in 2014 to decriminalize minor marijuana-related offenses in 2019, lawmakers in New York have gone all-in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by adults.  On March 31, 2021, […]

Illinois, New York City, and Philadelphia Revise Background Screening Laws

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on December 30, 2020. Lawmakers in three jurisdictions recently passed legislation that impacts employers’ screening programs.  Laws restricting consideration of an individual’s criminal history have advanced in Illinois, New York City, and Philadelphia; additionally, Philadelphia’s law concerning the use of credit history in employment decisions was recently amended. Illinois Legislation […]

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.

FMCSA Grants 90 Day Waiver from Certain Pre-Employment Testing Requirements

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FMCSA has issued a three-month waiver for conducting certain pre-employment testing requirements applicable to employers of commercial drivers subject to 49 CFR part 382. This waiver is effective June 5, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Prior to this notice, pursuant to section 382.301(b), employers could always forego pre-employment drug testing for drivers who have participated […]