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On February 11, 2014, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed sweeping amendments to San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12 (“the amendments” or “the ordinances”) that significantly restrict the ability of covered employers to inquire into, and use, criminal records.1 The scope of the amendments, which are effective 30 days after enactment and become operative for area businesses 180 days after they become effective,2 is ambitious and far exceeds the breadth of any of the other so-called &ldqu
The District of Columbia is poised to implement sweeping new amendments to the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008. The amendment, entitled the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013 (the “Act”), has been signed by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and is projected to take effect at the end of February 2014 absent an unlikely veto or amendment by the U.S. Congress as permitted by the D.C. Home Rule Act. However, the Act will not apply fully until a fiscal impact statement is incorporated into the D.C. budget and published in the D.C. Register.
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Responding to an 11-year-old decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel recently issued a memorandum that provides guidance to NLRB regional offices on investigating cases involving whether construction industry prehire agreements have been transformed into collective bargaining agreements governed by Section 9(a) of the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”).
Yet another legislative body, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, has “banned the box,” the widely used criminal history check box on employment applications.
Store cashiers spend a lot of time on their feet while operating cash registers. Bank tellers also stand for long periods, cashing checks and handling other transactions.
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