Entries by Carl Diaz

Target to Review Screening Policies in Wake of Claims of Bias

In early April 2018, retail giant Target agreed to revisit its guidelines for how it screens candidates applying to work in its nationwide stores. The move came after numerous complaints claiming that Target discriminates against people of color with criminal records including offenses too old or too inconsequential to affect their performance as employees of […]

NAPBS and NYCCHR Clash Over Interpretation

“All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.” -George Eliot New York’s Fair Chance Act (FCA), a “ban the box” law that went into effect on October 27, 2015, prohibits employers from asking about a candidate’s criminal history until after a conditional job offer has been made. Further, the law bans: Classified job […]

California Facing New Employment Laws in 2018

There are a number of new employment laws going into effect for Californians in 2018, including new regulations concerning parental leave rights, liability for construction contractors, closing the gender wage gap, harassment training in the workplace, and the state’s efforts to become a “sanctuary” state for immigrants. Also changing are some of the laws governing […]