Airbnb is banning people with criminal records

Excerpted from a Techdirt Blog by Mike Masnick A story made the rounds recently about how Airbnb effectively banned Bethany Hallam for life. Hallam, an Allegheny County, Pennsylvania councilperson received a notification from Airbnb that a third party it used for background checks had noted a “criminal records match” in doing a background check, and […]

New Jersey issues guidance on cannabis “Workplace Impairment” determinations

The purple haze has lifted! As previously noted in our blog, on February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act,” which legalized recreational cannabis use in the state. While the law allows employers to drug test for cannabis, it limits their ability to […]

What is “Quiet Quitting” and what do employers need to know?

Like most viral phrases, “quiet quitting” is equal parts confusing and misleading. Some claim it means doing the minimum amount of work. Others say it’s about setting priorities and rebelling against ‘work culture.’ There are those who say it’s about taking control of your life and standing up to employers expecting you to tirelessly work […]

Recruiting and retention amidst marijuana legalization – clear as mud?

A leading drug-testing provider recently reported that positive drug tests were up 30% in 2021. That’s quite a spike! This increase has been attributed to the loosening restrictions on marijuana in the U.S. Many states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes and a growing number are also legalizing recreational use. There’s also pending legislation that […]