New Jersey became the latest state to join the so-called “ban the box” movement when Gov. Christie signed the “Opportunity to Compete Act” on August 11, 2014. The Act (A-1999) generally bars employers from conducting criminal background checks in the early stages of the employment application...

On April 1, 2014, New York City became the seventh jurisdiction to guarantee access to sick leave for employees under the Earned Sick Time Act.  As a result, more than one million NYC employees will now have the right to sick leave.  Under the law, covered employees have the right to use sick...

Earlier this month, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U. S. Treasury (“OFAC”) announced a civil settlement with travel company CWT B.V.

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