Yearly Archives: 2013

Senate to Consider Ban on Credit Checks for Job Applicants

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a new bill this week called the Equal Employment for All Act, designed to end the common practice of using credit reports to screen out applicants for jobs.  The proposed law The law would broadly forbid using or procuring a credit report, regardless of the applicant’s consent. ...

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Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Affordable Care Act Conflicts with Religious Freedom

Some for-profit companies claim that they, because of their owners’ religious beliefs, should be exempt from the requirement that their health insurance plans provide  contraception.  The Supreme Court has decided to dive into these claims, one brought by Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retailer, and one by a Mennonite cabinetmaker with only...
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Senate Passes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Legislation to outlaw employment discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation has been proposed many times since 1994.  This year may see its passage, though.  With more states approving gay marriage, and prominent politicians on both sides of the aisle approving of the notion of equal rights for gay citizens, the time...
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