“Ban the Box” Laws Expand to a Federal Level with Presidential Approval

On December 20th of 2019, President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included provisions that would enact “ban the box” policy on a federal level. These provisions within the act as known as the “Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019” simply known as the “Fair Chance Act”. The new…

California Upholds Employers’ Right to Use Credit Reports for Employment Decisions

Employers in the State of California are allowed to use credit reports in making employment-related decisions. A failed bill would have halted employers from being allowed to utilize credit reports, with only two exceptions: When the use is “substantially job-related”, meaning that the position being sought would give the applicant direct access to cash, assets,…