Medical and Recreational Marijuana in Arizona

Presented by Steve Biddle In this session, the presenters will navigate the waters of legalized marijuana in Arizona and how it impacts your policies and practices in managing your workforce. This will include discussion on the legal framework affecting marijuana and the workplace, accommodating marijuana users and marijuana testing policies. Specific topics will include: Overview of […]

New Florida E-Verify Requirements are in Effect for 2021

By Jorge Lopez and Elizabeth Whiting on January 11, 2021 Last summer the state of Florida enacted a new law requiring public and private employers to comply with new state E-Verify requirements starting January 1, 2021.1 E-Verify is the Internet-based system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to […]

Montgomery County, MD Amends Ban-the-Box Legislation

By Steven Kaplan and Rosa Trembour on November 24, 2020 On November 20, 2020, the Montgomery County, Maryland Council approved amendments to its 2014 “ban-the-box” legislation.  The original legislation (Bill 36-14) prohibited employers with 15 or more full-time employees in Montgomery County from conducting a criminal background check of a job applicant, or otherwise inquiring about […]

New York City Expands Scope of its Ban-the-Box Law

By Stephen A. Fuchs on December 16, 2020 On December 10, 2020, the New York City Council passed bill Int. 1314-A, which significantly expands the scope of New York City’s “ban-the-box” law, the New York City Fair Chance Act (FCA). The bill would impose significant restrictions on an employer’s ability to take adverse action against a job […]

Now What? Practical Tips for Navigating California Post-A.B. 5

By Jim Paretti, Michael J. Lotito, Bruce Sarchet, and Patrick C. Stokes on September 18, 2019 On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law sweeping legislation—Assembly Bill 5 (A.B. 5)—that will dramatically reshape the contours of California’s workforce and economy, and potentially reclassify two million independent contractors—roughly 10% of the state’s workforce—as “employees” for […]

Colorado Limits Inquiries About Applicants’ Criminal History

By Zoe Argento, Philip Gordon, and Adrienne Scheffey on June 12, 2019 Colorado has joined the ban-the-box legislative trend.  Ban-the-box laws prohibit employers from asking applicants about criminal history on the employment application, thereby banning the once-common checkbox for applicants to disclose their ex-convict status.  These laws also generally impose other restrictions on the collection and […]