FTC and CFPB seek public comment on background screening and renters’ housing

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are requesting comment on background screening issues affecting individuals who seek rental housing in the U.S., including how the use of criminal and eviction records and algorithms affect tenant screening decisions and may drive discriminatory outcomes. Today, renters are facing a range of challenges […]

Legal tender, not chicken tenders!

Excerpted from a Shawe Rosenthal LLP Blog by Fiona Ong No, you may not pay your workers in chicken sandwiches or, really, in anything other than money. That was the lesson learned by a Chick-Fil-A franchise, as the U.S. Department of Labor recently announced. According to a CBS news story, the franchise posted on its Facebook page: […]

Now you see it, now you don’t – can you rescind a job offer?

Excerpted from a Graydon Health & Ritchey LLP Blog by Daniel Burke and Cassidy Zang It’s no secret the job market is facing some headwinds, with employers implementing layoffs and hiring freezes to avoid being overstaffed in the event of a recession. Another tool employers may consider in this challenging economic climate is rescinding job […]

Washington State Senate passes bill banning hiring discrimination for pot use

Excerpted from a High Times article by A. J. Herrington The Washington Senate this week approved a bill that would protect cannabis users from pre-employment job discrimination. The measure, Senate Bill 5123, was passed by the state Senate on Wednesday by a vote of 28-21 and will now be considered by the Washington House of […]