Written by Michael Goettig and Scott M. Cooper Effective January 1, 2020, it will be unlawful for Nevada employers to reject job applicants on the basis of a positive test for cannabis use. This follows a ballot initiative which made recreational marijuana use legal in the state in 2017, and places Nevada among a growing list […]
New York City and New Mexico Protect Employees Who Are Medical Marijuana Users (US)
Written by Ariel Cohen New York City has enacted a first-of-its kind law (Intro. No. 1445-A) prohibiting pre-employment drug testing for the presence of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols. The law makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer, labor organization, employment agency, or agent thereof to require a prospective employee “to submit to testing for the […]
The Main Advantages of Pre-Employment Background Checks
Written by GN Feature Story Taking all the recent technological advancements into account, pre-employment background checks have become an essential tool for human resources departments. Did you know that around forty percent of all background checks will detect at least one discrepancy in job applicants’ resumes? A lot of people will not hesitate to cover […]
Requesting a Background Check to Make an Employment Decision? Read This First.
Written By: Blank Rome LLP The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) provides federally-imposed limitations on all employers who seek information from a Consumer Reporting Agency about an applicant or employee for use in making an employment decision, such as a hiring or promotion. The FCRA contains specific notice, authorization, and reporting requirements related to obtaining […]