When 2020 began, the United States was enjoying historically low unemployment. We also faced a shortage of skilled labor while new initiatives aimed at advancing equality among the ranks of job seekers were being put into effect.
Then COVID-19 struck. The economy was placed on pause as many workers faced job losses. The low unemployment rate was turned on its head. Nonetheless, the progression of proposals aimed at protecting workers' rights continued to advance undeterred.
“Ban-the-box” legislation, pay equity laws, measures addressing the intersection of technology and privacy, case law affecting background screening, and support across the country for legalized marijuana use are requiring new rules and policies in the workplace.
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