Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 5, 2017, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that a Fair Chance Hiring Policy for state agencies will “Ban the Box” and remove criminal history questions from non-civil service employment applications for agencies under his jurisdiction, according to a news story on the Governor’s website.Continue reading "Pennsylvania to Ban the Box on State Job Applications"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The state of Utah has joined the so-called “Ban the Box” movement to delay any questions by government employers about the criminal records of job applicants applying for state employment in order to give ex-offenders a fair chance to find work after release from prison, according to …Continue reading "Utah to Join Ban the Box Movement to Delay Questions about Criminal Records of Applicants for State Jobs"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council passed legislation – Introduction 1253-2016 – that will prohibit employers from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants during the hiring process and also from relying on salary history information to determine salary if that information …Continue reading "New York City to Prohibit Questions about Salary History of Job Applicants during the Hiring Process"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed Bill No. 160840, a Wage Equity Law that prohibits employers from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. A copy of the law – which is slated to take effect May 23, 2017 – is at …Continue reading "Philadelphia Wage Equity Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The two largest Transportation Network Companies (TNC) in Massachusetts – Uber and Lyft – have entered into voluntary agreements to ensure the immediate implementation of the most stringent background checks for TNC drivers of any state in the nation, according to a press release from the office of …Continue reading "Uber and Lyft Drivers in Massachusetts to Undergo Most Comprehensive State Background Checks in Nation"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 5, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed bipartisan legislation – Bill H. 4570 – an Act for regulating drivers of “transportation network companies” (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft that includes “the strongest state background check requirements in the nation,” according to a press …Continue reading "Massachusetts Passes Law with Strongest Background Check Requirements in Nation for Transportation Network Companies"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan pay equity bill – S.2119, An Act to Establish Pay Equity – to prevent wage discrimination on the basis of gender. The new law also prohibits employers from requiring applicants to provide their salary history …Continue reading "Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Applicants about Salary History before Job Offer"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed House Bill 266 (HB266) into law to “Ban the Box” on some state job applications by removing the question asking applicants about their criminal history to help give them a fair chance at employment. This new Ban the Box law …Continue reading "Louisiana Ban the Box Law Takes Effect August 1"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 1, 2016, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a Ban the Box bill into law that will prohibit most employers in the state with one or more employees from requiring job seekers to disclose any criminal history such as prior arrests, criminal charges, or convictions …Continue reading "Connecticut Governor Signs Ban the Box Bill Into Law"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Louisiana State Legislature has passed “Ban the Box” legislation – House Bill No. 266 (HB 266) – that will prohibit state employers from inquiring about the criminal history of a prospective employee on an initial application form until after the prospective employee is given an opportunity …Continue reading "Louisiana Passes Ban the Box Legislation for State Employees"