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Maryland Issues Over 175,000 Pardons for Marijuana Convictions in Historic Move

On June 17, 2024, Maryland Governor Wes Moore, issued over 175,000 pardons for marijuana convictions. As of 2023, recreational marijuana has been legalized in Maryland following a constitutional amendment in 2022. On January 1, 2023, Maryland decriminalized possession of personal use amounts of cannabis. Currently, 24 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational …

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NYLTA Regulations: Deadlines and Requirements for New York LLCs

As Hire Image previously reported, the implementation of the NYLTA, effective January 1, 2025, represents a noteworthy stride in augmenting transparency and combating illicit activities associated with LLCs in New York. The new effective date of the NYLTA is January 1, 2026. Limited liability companies (LLCs) established in New York or authorized to operate there …

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Minnesota Transitions to Oral Fluid Testing for Drugs, Cannabis and Alcohol

Effective August 1, 2024, Minnesota’s drug testing legislation will allow for the testing of drugs, cannabis, and alcohol using oral fluid samples. Employers subject to the Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act (DATWA) are presently obligated to utilize designated certified laboratories for drug and alcohol testing and allow confirmatory re-testing following a positive …

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Colorado Leads the Way: The CAIA and Its Implications for AI Regulation

On May 17, 2024, Colorado passed the Colorado Artificial Intelligence Act (CAIA), becoming the first US state to pass a law applying to artificial intelligence (AI). The new law aims to protect consumers by regulating the private-sector use of AI systems. The law also applies to Colorado-based businesses utilizing AI systems in employment decision-making processes, …

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Navigating the Complex Landscape of Pay Transparency Laws Across States

As Hire Image has reported, many states continue to pass their own pay transparency laws while other states proposed laws are awaiting effect. These laws mandate that employers reveal salary ranges in job postings and/or during the interview process. Pay transparency laws differ from state to state. While some states only require employers to publish …

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Kentucky Consumer Data Protection Act: Safeguarding Privacy Rights

As of April 4, 2024, Kentucky has joined the growing list of states that have enacted their own privacy law. Effective January 1, 2026, the Kentucky Consumer Data Protection Act pertains to individuals engaging in business activities within Kentucky or creating goods or services aimed at residents of Kentucky (consumers) over the course of a …

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Breaking Boundaries: The Evolving Landscape of Marijuana Laws in the U.S.

As Hire Image previously reported, there continues to be a divide between state and federal marijuana laws. However, we could anticipate forthcoming transformations. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration plans to reclassify marijuana, acknowledging its medical benefits and lower potential for abuse compared to more hazardous drugs. However, this proposal does not entail full legalization for …

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