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This January, New Jersey will join a growing number of states that prohibit employers from inquiring about workers’ compensation and salary experience. The new law (AB 1094) will prohibit employers from directly asking job applicants about their salary history, searching publicly available records for an applicant’s salary history, or using salary history disclosed during a Read more

New Mexico Ban the Box

On June 14, 2019, an amendment of New Mexico’s “Ban the Box” law went into effect prohibiting private employers from using job applications that contain questions about an applicant’s criminal arrest or conviction history. This seemingly slight change to the application process is meaningful. Revealing a criminal history on an initial job application often results Read more

Right to Work Poster

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and its E-Verify division have released a new Right to Work poster. Employers that participate in E-Verify must post the Right to Work poster along with the E-Verify Participation poster in the workplace. The posters must be displayed in both English and Spanish. Employers must replace previous Read more

Ban the Box

Starting today, March 4, 2019, employers in Westchester County, New York are prohibited from requesting job applicants to disclose criminal history in employment applications. The County Board of the County of Westchester passed the Fair Chance to Work Act to provide individuals with a criminal record a fair chance to apply to job positions. The Read more

California Salary History Ban

California is one of 13 states to limit an employer’s investigation into and use of an applicant’s salary history information during the hiring process.  California’s salary history law first went into effect on January 1, 2018, as a measure to address the wage gap that persists between men and women.  California’s law prohibits employers from Read more

salaryhistory

This January, Hawaii will join a growing number of states that prohibit employers from using a job applicant’s current or prior salary history information to determine what compensation to offer the applicant.  Hawaii’s law will prohibit employers from asking job applicants directly about their salary history, searching publicly available records for an applicant’s salary history, Read more

Last month, our blog showcased several Washington State laws going into effect on June 7, 2018, protecting workers’ rights related to equal pay, domestic violence, and sexual harassment.  In this post, we wrap up our coverage of Washington’s 2018 legislative term with the Washington State Fair Chance Act also going into effect in June. The Read more

Ban the Box

Our readers may recall that back in 2016, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed Executive Order 16-04 to implement a ban the box policy for government entities. The law gives individuals a fair chance to apply to job positions without being required to disclose their criminal history. On February 1, 2018, the city council of Kansas Read more