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First Look at the First Step Act Impacting Rhode Island

To date, fourteen Rhode Islanders have been released under the newly enacted First Step Act.  Previously convicted under stringent mandatory sentencing guidelines (some, for up to life in prison), these violent criminals have now been released early and will be on...

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City of Detroit Passes Fair Chance Housing Ordinance

The Detroit City Council recently approved the Fair Chance Housing Ordinance.  This Ban the Box measure will prevent most landlords from asking potential renters about criminal history.  Landlords with less than five units for rent are excluded from the ordinance.  An...

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Salary History Ban Reaches City of Atlanta Employers

On Monday, the Mayor of Atlanta implemented a salary history ban for city of Atlanta employers.  Effective immediately, they are no longer permitted to ask any questions to prospective city employees pertaining to their salary histories. For more information about the...

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Illinois State Employers May No Longer Ask About Salary History

Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed an executive order that bans state employers from asking salary history questions to job applicants.  The state is following Chicago’s lead, where the mayor had signed a similar executive order last year that prevents city of...

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Ninth Circuit Favors Employer in Medical Marijuana Case

The trend among court decisions over the past year has been favoring employees in medical marijuana cases.  However, the 9th Circuit may be trying to swing the pendulum.  The court recently held in favor of a Montana federal contractor employer after terminating an...

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