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Washington D.C.’s Proposed Pay Transparency Initiative

Under Washington D.C.’s proposed law, employers will be required to disclose pay scale and healthcare prior to an interview. Washington D.C. joins the expanding group of jurisdictions mandating that employers reveal compensation details in job postings. Employers will be required to include the minimum and maximum anticipated salary or hourly pay in all job advertisements …

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Biden Grants Pardons for Specific Marijuana-Related Offenses

President Joe Biden has issued a proclamation pardoning specific marijuana offenses, expanding on a broader action taken last year granting relief to thousands convicted of possession under federal law. The latest pardons focus on further instances of simple possession and use of marijuana, encompassing both federal and D.C. law. The proclamation now covers offenses related …

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Snowplow Driver with Extensive Criminal History Fatally Strikes Woman

According to court records, Lloyd Card struck and killed 71-year-old Maria Vega-Rivera, as he cleared snow from the Maple Gardens parking lot in North Providence. Vega-Rivera was swiftly taken to R.I. Hospital but later succumbed to her injuries. Card has a lengthy criminal record including over a dozen motor vehicle citations within the past three …

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New York City Council Approves Restrictions on Landlord Criminal Background Checks

The New York City Council approved a bill restricting landlords from utilizing criminal records as a screening criterion for tenants. Advocates argue that background checks disproportionately penalize individuals who have completed their sentences or may have faced unjust treatment within the criminal justice system. If signed into law, effective 2025, landlords will be prohibited from …

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Minnesota Salary History Ban and Employee Negotiation Protection

Effective January 1, 2024, the Minnesota Human Rights Act was amended to incorporate a new provision preventing employers from asking about, taking into account, or demanding disclosure of a job applicant’s salary history. Although employees are still able to voluntarily reveal their pay history to enhance their bargaining leverage when negotiating compensation with an employer, …

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Pennsylvania Clean Slate Law Expands Criminal Record Sealing

Pennsylvania’s recent legislation allows for more criminal records to be sealed, and potentially reducing the number of individuals placed on probation or housed in county jails. The new probation law aims to: Limit the length of probation. Prevent individuals from being sent back to jail for minor probation violations. The second law will: Permit courts …

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