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Landlords Win Challenge in Seattle, Washington

The Washington state superior court for King County recently struck down the city’s “First-in-Time” tenant law (Municipal Code § 14.08.050) in Yim v. City of Seattle.  Under the law, landlords are required to establish screening criteria for tenants and offer tenancy...

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Ban-the-Box Update: Washington State

Effective June 06, 2018: All Washington state employers are prohibited from asking about arrests or convictions before an applicant is determined otherwise qualified for the position under the state’s new Fair Chance Act. Specifically, a Washington employer may not:...

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Vermont the Latest State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

On January 22, 2018, Vermont state legislators passed a bill (H. 511) legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for those over the age of 21. Vermont is the first state to legalize through legislature. Effective July 2018, adults will legally be allowed to posses...

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Impact of Government Shutdown on Background Checks and E-Verify

Many services have been impacted due to the government shutdown. The shutdown will not have an impact on federal criminal and civil searches, as the federal Judiciary is open during this time. They are expected to have funds through February 9th. Click here for more...

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DOT Issues Final Rule Amending Drug Testing Policies

On January 1, 2018, the Department of Transportation’s final rule amending its drug testing program goes into effect.  In an effort to more closely align with the revised HHS Mandatory Guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the...

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