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New York City Amends Ban-the-Box Law

New York City Amends Ban-the-Box Law

New York City Amends Ban-the-Box Law New York City’s council recently amended the city’s Fair Chance Act, or as it is better known, “ban-the-box” law. This amendment makes several small changes, such as adding a definition...

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Would You Hire a Felon if you were paid $2,400?

Would You Hire a Felon if You Were Paid $2,400? Can you imagine knowingly hiring a felon?  I frequently recommend it.  You would think that processing millions of background checks and the coinciding criminal felony records would make me a bit...

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Covid-19 Vaccine In Workplace

Can an employer require a COVID-19 vaccine?

Can an employer require a COVID-19 vaccine? The Covid vaccine has officially arrived, and HR’s obstacles are shifting. The new #1 HR dilemma coming down the pipeline has shifted to: “Can we mandate COVID-19 vaccinations?”  Two...

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New York City Expanding Fair Chance Act

New York City Expanding Fair Chance Act

New York City Expanding Fair Chance Act The New York City Council has chosen to amend the Fair Chance Act (FCA) to expand its protections to applicants and employees with current criminal convictions or disabilities and clarify points of confusion...

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Kansas Nursing Home Facing $1.5 Million Lawsuit

Kansas Nursing Home Facing $1.5 Million Lawsuit

Kansas Nursing Home Facing $1.5 Million Lawsuit An Andover, Kansas nursing home is facing a $1.5 million wrongful death lawsuit due to failing to conduct appropriate employment screening on a staff member. This staff member is currently facing criminal...

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Ohio Reforms Employment Discrimination Statute

Ohio Reforms Employment Discrimination Statute

Ohio Reforms Employment Discrimination Statute After 25 years of discussion between Ohio lawmakers, employers, and employee-rights advocates, Ohio has passed significant reforms to its employment discrimination statute  R.C. Chapter 4112. These...

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Job Recovery Could Be Fast After the Covid-19 Vaccine

Job Recovery Could Be Fast After the Covid-19 Vaccine

Job Recovery Could Be Fast After the Covid-19 Vaccine Both Federal Reserve officials and some Wall Street bankers have made an optimistic prediction. Both predict that the unemployment rate will drop to near pre-pandemic levels in the next three...

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