We’re just one week away from our seminar on employment law. It’s essentially sold out but we’re still taking names for a waiting list. Those signing up will get first priority when we re-run this program in the fall.
We’re also less than two weeks away from the re-launch of the Connecticut Employment Law Blog. If there’s something that you’d like to see in version 2.0, drop a comment. Late next week, the blog will be going into "freeze" mode for a few days as the blog switches over. Stay tuned for more details.
In the meantime, here are a few items that you might have missed over the last week:
- This week, Hartford passed what is believed to be the first municipal ordinance in which it will stop the use of credit scores to screen potential job applicants.
- The Office of Legislative Research has a notable post about when an employer should no longer be concerned about an applicant’s criminal record. Preliminary results give some general time frames but also conclude that "the younger the offender at the time of the first arrest, the longer it took for the hazard rate to decline to the rate of the general population."
- The U.S. Department of Labor has released a new iPhone app that allows employees to keep track of their time. Molly DiBianca of the Delaware Employment Law Blog has the details and screenshots.
- The Paid Sick Leave bill in the Connecticut legislature is still being kicked around. Expect big fireworks over this one when it gets debated in the Senate.
Update: A prior version of this post suggested that Hartford might continue to use credit reports in the hiring process based on a HBJ report. It appears that the ban is on the use of those credit scores entirely.