DC Council Advances Job Protections for Marijuana Users

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on June 10, 2022.The Washington DC Council approved a bill that provides broad protections for marijuana users in the city. The bill, titled the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022, prohibits employers from adversely affecting the employment of any person who uses marijuana, even if they test […]

Negotiating In The Dark No More: NYC Employers Will Soon Be Required To Disclose Salaries In Job Postings

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on February 16, 2022. With a single Tweet, “…if you apply for my old job as a Senior Travel Reporter, you should ask for no less than $115K…,” Victoria Walker ignited the #shareyoursalary movement aimed at normalizing open conversations about pay. “I believe being transparent is one way to achieve equity in media,” said […]

Rewind – A Look Back at HireRight’s Favorite Blogs of 2021

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In 2020, the pandemic took everyone by surprise, and many businesses had to pivot quickly to address virtual hiring, a newly remote workforce, and a seemingly never-ending series of changes and surprises. By 2021, we were quickly adapting to these remote or hybrid work environments, and HR teams were quickly adjusting to this new normal. […]

Canada Considers New Privacy Legislation

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In several countries around the world, lawmakers are grappling with how to protect the privacy of their citizens’ data. In other countries with well-established data privacy laws, measures are under consideration to bolster existing laws.  Canada is one such country where the proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, otherwise known as “Bill C-11”, is before […]

A New York State Of Mind – What Legalized Weed In The Workplace Means For Employers

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on April 6, 2021. After years of debating and advancing marijuana laws, beginning with legalizing the medical use of cannabis in 2014 to decriminalize minor marijuana-related offenses in 2019, lawmakers in New York have gone all-in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by adults.  On March 31, 2021, […]

Illinois, New York City, and Philadelphia Revise Background Screening Laws

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on December 30, 2020. Lawmakers in three jurisdictions recently passed legislation that impacts employers’ screening programs.  Laws restricting consideration of an individual’s criminal history have advanced in Illinois, New York City, and Philadelphia; additionally, Philadelphia’s law concerning the use of credit history in employment decisions was recently amended. Illinois Legislation […]