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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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Effective Immediately: Medical Marijuana Now Legal in Utah

The Utah legislature met yesterday in a special session to discuss and vote on the Medical Marijuana Compromise Bill.  Both the Utah Senate and House of Representatives voted by large margins to pass the medical marijuana bill, thereby replacing the ballot initiative...

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Another Election Day Winner: Marijuana

Out of four states that had marijuana on the ballot, three of them voted for legalization on Tuesday. Michigan legalized marijuana for recreational use (effective date in December, 2018), becoming the tenth state, along with Washington D.C., to do so, while Utah...

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