Tag Archives: history

Gov. Murphy’s First Executive Order Prohibits State Government from Asking Applicants about Salary History

Governor Phil Murphy has signed an executive order which bars state workers from asking job applicants seeking positions with the state about their previous salaries in his first official act after his swearing-in on January 16, 2018. State entities may … Continue reading

Posted in Employment and Labour Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Fiscal Citizenship: A Cultural History of Tax Law

Assaf Likhovski, Tax Law and Social Norms in Mandatory Palestine and Israel (2017). Binyamin Blum Accused by Hillary Clinton of paying no income tax for years, in one of the most memorable moments of the 2016 presidential debates, Donald Trump … Continue reading

Posted in Administrative law | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New Jersey’s Ban on Employers Inquiring about Criminal History Background Checks

In 2014, New Jersey’s Governor Christie signed The Opportunity to Compete Act which limited an employer’s ability to ask a potential employee about criminal records in many circumstances. The State passed this law based upon several findings, including: Criminal background checks … Continue reading

Posted in Business law | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Today in History: Resignation of Vice President John C. Calhoun

Late in life graphic of John C. Calhoun, no date. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.04693. On this day in 1832, John C. Calhoun submitted his resignation as the seventh Vice President of the United States.  First elected to the House of … Continue reading

Posted in Law Librarians | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can an Employer Refuse to Hire an Applicant with a Criminal History?

Many individuals with a criminal history have a difficult time finding employment. As many as 29 states and 150 counties or cities have enacted “ban the box” laws that limit the ability of employers to ask applicants whether they have a … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment