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Employee’s Refusal to Take Drug Test Could Not Support Age and Gender Discrimination Claims- (1/17/2018)
United States-

Jackson Lewis PC - Kathryn J. Russo A federal court in Massachusetts dismissed the age and gender discrimination claims of a long-term employee who was fired after he refused to take a “reasonable suspicion” drug test. Tombeno v. FedEx Corporate Services, Inc., CV. No. 16-cv-40008-TSH (D. Mass. J...

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New Jersey Expands “Ban the Box” Protections- (1/16/2018)
United States-New Jersey

Troutman Sanders LLP - Scott Kelly and Timothy "Tim" J. St. George On December 20, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a new bill amending the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act (“OTCA”) that went into effect in March 2015. The amendment seeks to strengthen the “ban the box” legislation ...

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Pre-Adverse Action Fair Credit Reporting Act Claim in Class Action Dismissed for Lack of Standing- (1/16/2018)
United States-

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP - Erin A. Novak After four years of litigation, Judge Jan DuBois of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed an FCRA claim in a class action for lack of standing. Moore v. Rite Aid Hdqtrs Corp. d/b/a Rite Aid Corporation, ...

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Spokane Follows Seattle’s Lead, Passes “Ban-the-Box” Ordinance- (1/4/2018)
United States-Washington

Ogletree Deakins Authors: Kyle D. Nelson (Seattle), Adam T. Pankratz (Seattle) Published Date: December 29, 2017 The City of Spokane, Washington, recently enacted Ordinance No. C-35564, making Spokane the second municipality (joining Seattle) in Washington state to “ban the box.” Th...

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New Jersey Upgrades Ban-the-Box Law to Cover Inquiries Into Expunged Criminal Records- (1/4/2018)
United States-New Jersey

Ogletree Deakins Michael J. Riccobono December 29 2017 On December 20, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law Senate Bill 3306, which expands the state’s ban-the-box law by explicitly prohibiting employers from inquiring into an applicant’s expunged criminal history. Effect...

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Not Up In Smoke: Employers Can Still Enforce Drug Policies- (1/4/2018)
United States-

Seyfarth Shaw LLP Jinouth Vasquez Santos and David D. Kadue December 21 2017 Seyfarth Synopsis: California employers can still enforce their drug-free workplace policies and discharge employees who test positive for marijuana, despite the recreational marijuana laws that go into effect in Janua...

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International Headlines


Random Drug and Alcohol Testing on Hold in Alberta- (1/16/2018)
Canada-Alberta

Bennett Jones LLP - Laura Inglis and Michael S. Sestito Justice Belzil of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has granted an injunction prohibiting Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) from implementing random drug and alcohol testing at its work site north of Fort McMurray (Unifor, Local 707A v Suncor Ene...

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International HR - Offer Letters and Employment Contracts- (1/4/2018)
Select One-

DEC. 26, 2017 BY SAMINA WEIL Fisher Phillips When a US company decides to hire an employee in another country the question of whether to send the applicant an offer letter inevitably arises. Sending an offer letter prior to the final contract is normal practice in the US. But this is not the cas...

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Hiring and wage & hour law in California
United States-California
12/14/2017
Dazed & Confused: Navigating Marijuana in the Workplace
Canada-
12/13/2017
Spokane City Council Approves “Ban-the-Box” Ordinance for Private Sector Employers
United States-Washington
12/13/2017
North Carolina's New Expunction Law
United States-
12/7/2017
Framework for the legalization of cannabis in Canada now open for comment
Canada-
12/5/2017
District Court Rejects Argument that Background Check Disclosure is Not “Standalone” Document
United States-
12/5/2017
High Times? Medical Marijuana In The Classroom
United States-
12/5/2017
California Further Curtails Employer Consideration of Criminal History and Bans the Topic from the Interview Process Altogether
United States-
11/17/2017
Non-medical Marijuana Use at Work
Canada-
11/17/2017
Employers Can Expect New Problems When Recreational Marijuana Hits New Jersey
United States-New Jersey
11/17/2017
Does California's State-Wide "Ban-the-Box" Put Employers In A Box?
United States-California
11/16/2017
Wal-Mart Manager Terminated for Alleged Drug Abuse Files ADA Disability Bias Claim
United States-
11/14/2017
FMCSA Expands Its Drug Testing Panel Effective January 1, 2018
United States-
11/14/2017
Will Illinois Ban Salary History Inquiries? Hang on for a Bumpy Override!
United States-Illinois
11/1/2017
Top 5 Tips for Conducting Pre-Employment Medical Exams
United States-
10/27/2017

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