When employers look back on 2014, they may label it “the year of privacy.” As Littler Mendelson shareholder Phillip Gordon explains in an entry on the firm’s website, more laws favoring employee privacy are taking effect.

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Gordon says Minnesota and Rhode Island joined a handful of other places in enacting “ban-the-box” legislation, which generally prohibits employers from requesting criminal history information on applications. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also is expected to continue cracking down on its use in hiring decisions.

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