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Can My Company In New York Fire An Employee Because Of His Off-The-Job Activities?

With certain exceptions, a company in New York State may neither fire nor refuse or hire an individual because of his or her lawful, off-duty, political or recreational activities. More specifically, in New York State, employers may not refuse to hire, discharge from employment, or otherwise discriminate...

Can My Business in New Jersey Fire an Employee Because of His Off-the-Job Conduct?

With certain exceptions, a business in New Jersey may fire or refuse to hire a person because of his or her lawful, off-duty, political or recreational activities. Specifically, in New Jersey , employers may not refuse to hire or employ any individual and may not discharge from employment or...

Face-Off in 2012: Regulation of Off Duty Conduct and Wellness

A recent article in the Seattle Times discussed how employers are testing new applicants for nicotine use. The ban is a continuation of the ongoing attempts that some employers have to prohibit smoking or smokeless tobacco use at any time, including off duty time. Health care and insurance companies...