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Alice in Cook County, Illinois: A View Through the Looking Glass at a Ridiculous Wage-Theft Ordinance

Starting May 1, 2015, employers in Cook County will be subject to a new “Wage-Theft Ordinance” that could lead to employers incurring massive property tax liabilities, business license revocation, and debarment from county contracts. Under the ordinance, local employers will face harsh penalties if they admit guilt or liability or are “adjudicated” to be guilty … Continue Reading

New Jersey Becomes the Sixth State to Ban the Box for Private Employers

Criminal background questions on employment applications will no longer be permitted in New Jersey, effective March 1, 2015. New Jersey joins Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island to become the sixth state to ban the box for private employers. As we blogged here, the Illinois law takes effect January 1, 2015. Several cities have … Continue Reading

Illinois Joins Ban-The-Box States; New Jersey May Be Next

Illinois Criminal background questions on employment applications will no longer be permitted in Illinois, effective January 1, 2015. On July 19, Governor Quinn signed the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, making Illinois the fifth state to prohibit private employers from asking criminal history questions at the initial application stage. Illinois joins Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, … Continue Reading
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