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Target agrees to change pre-employment screening process

Last month, the NAACP reached a settlement with Target Corporation to resolve allegations that its criminal background check policy discriminated against African-American and Latino applicants. The civil rights group called the background check portion of Target’s pre-employment screening process “overly broad and outdated”. Previously, it has been suggested that the retailer discriminates against black and…
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California bill to provide workplace discrimination protection for medical cannabis users

With California’s legalization of recreational cannabis this year, state lawmakers continue to push legislation that normalizes cannabis use. State Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, wants to see that normalization extended to the workplace through protections for employees who use cannabis for medical purposes. Eleven states have employment laws protecting medical cannabis patients against employment discrimination. California is…
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Uber boosts background check program

In a recent blog post, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company will be boosting their background check program in two fundamental ways: Annual reruns: In the past, Uber conducted background check reruns in jurisdictions where required. Going forward, the company will proactively rerun criminal and motor vehicle checks each year, regardless of whether there is…
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MYB wins Sky High Growth Award

We’re incredibly proud of our CEO, Karen Caruso, and our entire team for being a 2018 Sky High Growth Award Recipient. The Sky High Growth Awards event recognizes the fastest growing small businesses for the year. What a year it’s been for MYB – and there’s more to come!
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March 2018 employment: US adds 103,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States remained unchanged at 4.1%, while the economy added 103,000 jobs, in March. Employment increases occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, financial activities, health care, and mining. Among the major worker…
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New Jersey governor looking to legalize marijuana

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy released his budget this week, taking the first formal step toward making marijuana legal in the state. Murphy’s budget proposal to lawmakers sets a Jan. 1, 2019, target for no-questions-asked marijuana sales to adults, and incorporates $80 million in proceeds from taxes on the drug into the state’s expected revenue.…
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Prescription drug misuse impacts 71% of U.S. workplaces

More than 70% of U.S. employers are feeling the direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, according to a survey released by the National Safety Council. It’s a significant sign that employers should be focusing on how legal substances, as well as illegal, can affect their organization. In fact, nearly half of Americans are personally…
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Report: How the aging population will affect the workplace

The year 2030 marks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the size of the older population so that 1 in every 5 residents will be retirement age. “The aging of…
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Washington extends 'bans the box' laws to both private and public employers

On March 13, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Fair Chance Act (HB 1298), extending ‘ban the box‘ jobseeker protections to cover the state’s public and private employers. The legislation prohibits employers from asking about arrests or convictions before applicants are determined otherwise qualified for a position. Washington becomes the 11th state…
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