On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”), in The Boeing Co., 365 NLRB 154 (2017), established a new standard for evaluating the validity of employer rules, policies, and handbook provisions under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”). Over the last several months, the Board was busy putting together Memorandum GC 18-04, which guides employers (and
As of March 1, 2015, New Jersey became the latest state to enact “ban the box” legislation under the Opportunity to Compete Act, N.J.S.A. 34:6B-11 et seq. The Act was approved in August of 2014 and became effective on March 1, 2015. This act is known informally as the “ban the box” law. This new law restricts most employers from requesting criminal history information from job applicants. This will have a huge impact on the hiring practices of employers who fall under the act.