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Random Drug Testing Changes for FTA & USCG Regulated Employers

Effective January 1, 2019, the minimum rate of random drug testing increased from 25% to 50% of covered employees for employers subject to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.  The alcohol rate remains unchanged at 10%.  This random...

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E-Verify Services Unavailable

Due to the lapse in federal funding, the E-Verify website will not be actively managed. The website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and it will not be updated again until after funding is enacted.  As such, (1) information on the website may not be up to date;...

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Hire Image Holiday Hours

Wishing all a warm and wonderful Holiday Season! As a reminder, Hire Image will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th for the Christmas Holiday. We will resume normal business hours Wednesday, December 26th. The following week, we will be closed...

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Oregon Clarifies Equal Pay Act

Oregon’s Salary History Ban, a part of the state’s Equal Pay Act (“Act”), went into effect last October.  However, a majority of the provisions of the Act go into effect as of January 1, 2019.  In anticipation of the upcoming date, the Bureau of Labor and Industries...

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Ban the Box is Now Effective in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Effective November 10, 2018:  All employers (regardless of size) in the U.S. Virgin Islands are prohibited from asking an applicant or any other person to disclose information regarding: an arrest that did not result in a conviction, a referral to, or participation...

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Westchester County, New York Bans the Box

Effective March 4, 2019:  Westchester County employers may not inquire into (in writing or otherwise), or make any statement related to, a criminal conviction or arrest record of any person in an application for employment.  The term “any statement” is defined as “in...

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Suffolk County, New York Enacts Salary History Ban

Effective June 30, 2019:  Employers in Suffolk County, New York are prohibited from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history at any time in the hiring process.  Under the Restricting Information on Salaries and Earnings Act, also known as the “RISE Act,”...

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