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Update: Washington Bill, with Limited Exceptions, Blocks Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing Beginning in 2024
Signed by Governor Jay Inslee on May 9, 2023, Senate Bill 5123 prohibits employers from cannabis testing as a condition of employment, except in certain situations, within the State of Washington. Read More
Chicago Enacts Amendments to and Expands Requirements of its Criminal History Screening Ordinance
By Andrew Gray and Rod M. Fliegel on May 10, 2023 Read More
The District of Columbia Enacts Marijuana User Protection and Second Chance Act
Washington D.C. has passed two new bills that will provide protections for marijuana users and individuals with criminal records seeking employment within the district. Read More
ICE Announces COVID-19 Flexibilities Will Terminate on July 31, 2023
Employers will have 30 days to conduct physical inspection of documents after the termination date. Read More
Department of State Updates Foreign Affairs Manual, Allowing Digital Signatures on Form DS-2019
Rule change allows for easier transmission of documents. Read More
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