Arkansas Act 1028

Recently, Arkansas passed Act 1028. The act requires employers to provide an applicant with a copy of their consumer report when requested by an applicant or employee. The full statute can be located here http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Acts/Act1028.pdf Clients are encouraged to consult with their legal counsel on the impact of this new law. Sterling Talent Solutions is…

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EEOC Files Charges Against National Retail Chain

On May 15, 2017, charges were filed against a national retail chain with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. The complaint alleges that the retailer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The claim was made by the Fortune Society, which assists individuals with re-entry, including job placement after prison. The claim states…

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Indiana Senate Bill 312 – Bans the Box

On April 27, 2017, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed senate Bill 312 which prevents ban the box laws from being passed by local governments a summary of the law is set forth below. Specifically the law restricts a political subdivision from prohibiting an employer from the following: Obtaining or using criminal history information during the…

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NYC Salary Ban

On May 4, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed NYC 1253-A, a new law prohibiting employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary in New York City. The law will become effective on October 31, 2017. Please see below for a summary of this new law. This law will make it an unlawful discriminatory practice…

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