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Dollar General Reaches Settlement With The EEOC In Years-Long Background Check Bias Suit
Employers should continue to exercise caution and care in drafting their criminal record screening policies. A recent settlement by Dollar General underscores this point
United States
13 Nov 2019
Columbia, South Carolina Limits Inquiries About Applicants' Criminal And Salary Histories
Columbia, South Carolina passed an ordinance effective August 6, 2019,1 limiting employers' use of criminal background checks and banning employers from inquiring about salary
United States
14 Oct 2019
How To Conduct An International Internal Investigation
Imagine an anonymous worker at a multinational's Egypt factory contacts the global whistleblower hotline and accuses the Cairo plant manager of dumping chemicals into the Nile.
United States
25 Jun 2019
Colorado Limits Inquiries About Applicants' Criminal History
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.
United States
24 Jun 2019
UK: Employers Can Discipline Workers Before A Criminal Investigation Ends
The United Kingdom (U.K.) Court of Appeal recently confirmed that employers usually can conduct internal investigations and disciplinary procedures when an employee
29 May 2019
New Jersey Poised To Enact First Recreational Marijuana Law Protecting Workers From Adverse Employment Action
Update: On March 25, 2019, New Jersey lawmakers canceled their planned vote on the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act due to insufficient support.
United States
3 Apr 2019
Pennsylvania Commission Comments On Proposed Amendments To The Commonwealth's White Collar Exemption Regulations
In June, we reported that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry submitted to the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission a proposed rulemaking package that seeks to update the EAP exemptions ...
United States
4 Oct 2018
New USCIS Policy Memo And Efforts To Combat Fraud In The H-1B Visa Program
Starting October 1, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing its June 28, 2018 policy memorandum1 to prioritize the removal of foreign nationals ...
United States
3 Oct 2018
Criminal Record Screening Policies Continue To Raise Important Multi-Jurisdictional Compliance Issues
Employers that use criminal record screening policies must continue to be vigilant about compliance with all applicable laws.
United States
23 Sep 2018
FDIC Loosens Restrictions On Hiring Bank Personnel With Criminal Histories
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently published its final rule on modifications to the Statement of Policy (SOP) for Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act
United States
12 Sep 2018
OSHA Update: Court Of Appeals Upholds Employer's Criminal Liability And Maximum Fine In Employee's Death
On July 17, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a verdict that had found an employer criminally liable for an employee's fatal fall.
United States
6 Aug 2018
Texas Passes Ban On Texting While Driving
On June 6, 2017, Texas became the 47th state to enact a state-wide ban on texting while driving.
United States
29 Jun 2017
It's W-2 Phishing Season: How To Stop, And Respond To, Tax-Related Identity Fraud Aimed At Your Organization's Employees
Employers should take steps immediately to reduce the risk that HR and payroll professionals, eager to demonstrate their responsiveness to senior management, do not fall prey to these scams.
United States
16 Mar 2017
California Fair Employment & Housing Council Considers Proposed (And Recently Amended) Rules To Restrict Employer Use Of Criminal History
In April 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its long-awaited "Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions...
United States
10 Aug 2016
Supreme Court Endorses FCA Implied False Certification Theory Of Liability With Limitations
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated False Claims Act ("FCA") opinion in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar.
United States
29 Jun 2016
OSHA And MSHA Criminal Prosecutions – DOJ Announces New Procedures After CEO Verdict
This announcement follows the DOJ's criminal conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship of just one misdemeanor charge following the death of 29 miners in the Upper Big Branch mine explosion.
United States
29 Dec 2015
Sixth Circuit Changes Course On Proof Required To Show Protected Whistleblower Activity Under SOX
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) provides anti-retaliation protection to whistleblowers who engage in "protected activity."
United States
15 Jun 2015
District Court Holds False Claims Act Applies To Employee Allegedly Terminated For Engaging In Protected Activity Against Unrelated Former Employer
On July 10, 2013, the United States unsealed the pleadings in the plaintiff's case against Cephalon, and the plaintiff's identity as the realtor in the case became public knowledge.
United States
12 Jun 2015
DOL Issues Its Final Rule For SOX Whistleblower Complaints
On March 5, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Final Rule implementing protections for employees of securities companies and their subsidiaries, as well as employees of national credit-rating agencies.
United States
10 Mar 2015
Fleet-Footed Investigations And Prompt Remedial Action: The New Normal
Does your company respond to all internal concerns immediately, investigate them thoroughly and remediate them with unmatchable speed?
United States
4 Mar 2015
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