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Federal Trade Commission Issues Final Rule on Noncompetes

On April 23, 2024, by a 3 to 2 vote, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule to “promote competition by banning noncompetes...

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LA County’s 2024 Fair Chance Ordinance for Employers

Los Angeles County has introduced a new Fair Chance Ordinance for employers, effective September 3, 2024. Previously, we tracked other Fair Chance...

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Florida’s Healthcare Background Check Expansion Law Under Review

Florida is set to implement new legislation that significantly expands the scope of background screening for healthcare workers. Currently, only...

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Use of Revised FCRA Summary of Rights Now Required

Last year, on March 17, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a revised Summary of Consumer Rights Under the Fair Credit...

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Cyber Incident in Fulton County, Georgia Impacts Background Checks

In January, Fulton County - Georgia’s most populous county that includes the city of Atlanta - experienced a cyber incident that significantly...

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2024 Report on the Connecticut Data Privacy Act

The Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA), which took effect in July 2023, is one of the nation’s pioneering consumer privacy laws. The CTDPA...

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Executive Order to Protect Sensitive Bulk Data in the U.S.

President Biden issued Executive Order 14117 on February 28, 2024, to address the threat of certain countries of concern accessing or misusing bulk...

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California Data Redaction Updates

February 2024: Los Angeles County, California date of birth redaction takes effect Starting February 23, 2024, the Superior Court of Los Angeles...

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Washington Enacts a New Employee Cannabis Protection Law

Due to the changing landscape and views on cannabis use, employee protection laws are becoming more common in states where recreational cannabis use...

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Delays in Kansas County Criminal History Searches

Due to a security incident in October 2023, the Kansas judicial branch has temporarily shut down its electronic information systems. Public record...

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