JUNE 2015 ISSUE  
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  • Legal Alert: On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the “Fair Chance Act” which amends the New York City Human Rights Law that prohibits employers in the city to inquiry about an applicant’s previous/current criminal history.
  • Tip of the Month: Many popular social media websites like Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook, and the like allow users to provide a great deal of detail regarding their personal background
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From the Editor's Desk

In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, a landmark decision by the Colorado Supreme Court, it has been ruled that even though marijuana is legal in the state of Colorado, federally it still considered an illegal drug which would violate employers’ right to keep a drug free workplace.

On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the “Fair Chance Act” which amends the New York City Human Rights Law that prohibits employers in the city to inquiry about an applicant’s previous/current criminal history before a conditional job offer has been made. of workers and employers are being served.

Finally, our tip of the month addresses potential discrimination claims brought by conducting in-house social media background investigations.

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By Khodadawd "Cody" J. Farzad

NOn June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the “Fair Chance Act” which amends the New York City Human Rights Law that prohibits employers in the city to inquiry about an applicant’s previous/current criminal history. Read More



By Khodadawd "Cody" J. Farzad

Many popular social media websites like Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook, and the like allow users to provide a great deal of detail regarding their personal background and lifestyle, including their relationship status. Read More



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