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URGENT IL: Illinois Bans Salary History Inquiries

Effective, September 29, 2019, Illinois employers are now prohibited from seeking or inquiring about a job applicant’s wage or salary history with any current or former employer. Illinois’s new ban on salary history inquiries prohibits employers from requesting and/or requiring that applicants disclose information regarding their salary history as a condition of being interviewed, considered for …

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URGENT CA: California bill signals ‘brand new ball game’ for gig economy businesses

With details still being hashed out and the governor still in negotiations with powerhouse companies, the California Legislature has passed a bill expected to make the gig economy workforce more expensive to maintain. The legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 5 late September 10, 2019, a bill that largely codifies the 2018 Dynamex Operations West, Inc. …

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URGENT CA: BREAKING NEWS! California Harassment Prevention Training Requirement – Extension of Training Deadline Announced!

California Governor Gavin Newsom just signed Senate Bill (SB) 778. Effective immediately, this bill extends the deadline for employers with five or more employees to provide the legally required harassment prevention training by one year—from January 1, 2020 until January 1, 2021. By way of background, a law signed last year (SB 1343), required employers …

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URGENT NY: New York Bans Salary History Inquiries, Expands Pay Equity Law

New legislation in New York state will prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history and significantly expand the state’s pay equity law. Salary History Inquiry Ban Senate Bill S6549 will prohibit employers from requesting, requiring or seeking a job applicant’s or current employee’s salary or wage history as a condition of: Receiving …

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URGENT TX: Dallas Ordinance Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees

The City of Dallas recently passed an ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to workers. Starting August 1, 2019, employers with more than five employees who perform at least 80 hours of work in a year in Dallas should be prepared to comply with the new ordinance. Last month, the City of Dallas joined …

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URGENT CA: California Law Bans Hair Discrimination

California has become the first state in the nation to prohibit discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles. The bill expands the definition of “race” under state anti-discrimination law to include traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles. On July 3, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the CROWN Act – which stands …

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Colorado Legislature Passes Significant Equal Pay Bill, Including Salary History Ban and Job Posting Requirements

UPDATE: The governor signed this bill into law on May 22, 2019. In its recently concluded session, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation to strengthen the state’s pay equity requirements, prohibit employers from seeking salary history from job applicants, and require employers to post internal job openings and list salary ranges on all postings. The …

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Form of the Week: Initial Pre-Screen Interview Questionnaire

Help your hiring managers effectively screen candidates and determine which applicants should continue on to the next steps in your hiring process with our Initial Pre-Screen Interview Questionnaire. Ask candidates to complete this questionnaire as part of their written application, during a face-to-face interview, or in an interview over the phone. Please click the link …

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