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The applicant screening industry moves fast. Keep up with our Industry News blog, which presents breaking news items, culled from newspapers and trade publications, relating to legislation, case law, statistics and trends in applicant screening. 

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Vermont legalizes recreational marijuana, provides protections for employers

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Vermont will become the ninth state to approve nonmedicinal use of marijuana but the law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018, will not require employers to permit or accommodate the use or possession of marijuana in the workplace. Read More

Reminder: Maine’s marijuana discrimination ban went into effect on Feb. 1

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The state’s “Question 1 – An Act to Legalize Marijuana” legislation protects workers from adverse employment actions based on their use of marijuana outside of the workplace. Read More

Kansas City, Missouri passes “Ban the Box” ordinance

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The ordinance will go into effect on June 9, 2018, and will apply to all employers with six or more employees in Kansas City. Read More

EEOC cannot enforce background check guidance against Texas, federal judge rules

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The guidance recommends that employers carefully consider criminal records when making hiring decisions, including that employers conduct an “individualized assessment” before making an employment decision based on an applicant’s criminal history. Read More

San Francisco and San Diego to clear thousands of previous marijuana convictions

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After the state voted to fully legalize marijuana in 2016, the two California cities are moving to clear many past marijuana-related charges, according to the cities’ district attorneys. Read More

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