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Feds Blunt Delaware's Medical-Marijuana Law

Delaware's medical-marijuana program has gone up in smoke. According to the News Journal , Gov. Markell "has suspended the regulation-writing and licensing process for medical-marijuana dispensaries--effectively killing the program." The decision comes in response to a letter from U...

Why Delaware's Proposed Workplace Privacy Act Is All Wrong

Delaware's version of a Facebook-privacy law, called the "Workplace Privacy Act" (H.B. 308), will go to hearing on Wednesday before the Telecommunications, Internet, and Technology Committee in Delaware's House of Representatives. The bill, as amended, purports to prohibit employers...

Delaware's Password-Privacy Law Moves Ahead

Delaware is one step closer to legislating employers' ability to manage their workforces. I testified yesterday about the significant flaws in H.B. 308, called the "Workplace Privacy Act." The members of the Telecommunications, Internet, and Technology Committee nodded along, thanked...

Illinois Passes Password-Privacy Law

The Illinois Senate approved a bill banning employers from requesting the Facebook passwords of employees and applicants on Tuesday, reports the Chicago Tribune . If Illinois' Governor signs the legislation, it will become the second state in the country to pass such a law. Maryland was the first...

Bill Would Limit Use of Criminal Histories for Delaware Employers

So-called “ban-the-box” initiatives, which limit employers’ inquiries into an applicant’s criminal history, have been adopted by several cities and municipalities. Philadelphia adopted such a law in the Spring of 2011. The City of Wilmington joined the ban-the-box bandwagon in...

Domestic Violence Discrimination

A bill pending in the Delaware legislature would expand the state’s anti-discrimination statute. House Bill 4 would prohibit discrimination on the basis of domestic violence, sexual offense, or stalking. If passed, the bill would have important implications for Delaware employers. Here’s...