HR Policy

Fair Chance Act Updates FEDERAL

federal fair chance act

Final Regulations on Federal Fair Chance to Compete Act The Fair Chance Act, which defines when a hiring entity can request certain information from an applicant, was finalized by the Office of Personnel Management and became effective on 10/03/2023. Under this law, federal agencies and contractors cannot inquire about the criminal background of job-seekers before […]

Updated Requirements for Freelancer and Independent Contractors in LA

Requirements for Freelancer and Independent Contractors

Beginning July 1st, the city of Los Angeles introduced additional legislation to California’s already-strict rules for hiring and utilizing independent contractors or freelancers. The Los Angeles Freelance Worker Protections Ordinance, which aims to safeguard these workers from pay malpractice, including delayed payment, non-payment, and underpayment, applies to and LA-based businesses or entities hiring independent contractors […]


POWR Act colorado employers

The Protecting Opportunities and Workers’ Rights Act (POWR Act), effective from June, has several impacts on employee rights in Colorado. It restricts companies from using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) signed on or after August 7th, especially related to workplace discrimination reporting. To be compliant under POWR, NDAs must cover both parties, clarify that exposing discrimination isn’t […]