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- Trump Institutes E-Verify at All Golf Courses
- Nevada Bill Could Make Marijuana Tests Irrelevant in Hiring
- Only in Beverly Hills
Trump Institutes E-Verify at All Golf Courses
Mandatory use of the E-Verify system has been one of President Trump’s top priorities in his effort to re-vamp the country’s immigration system. It’s taken some time, and some bad publicity, but he is now requiring all 12 of his US golf courses to implement the federal program that confirms employees are legally allowed to work here. In December of last year, only three of the clubs were enrolled. Since then, the Trump Organization has fired dozens of workers who submitted fake documents. Many of these workers had been using the forged documents for years before E-Verify was instituted. A former manager from the Colts Neck course in New Jersey told reporters that up until now, the clubs focused a lot more on rooting out pay disparities between men and women and making sure employees who worked with young golfers had an appropriate background check, but this is the first season where they were told to focus on workers’ immigration status.
Nevada Bill Could Make Marijuana Tests Irrelevant in Hiring
A bill that would bar employers from rejecting applicants who fail pre-employment marijuana tests has survived a cut-off in the Nevada legislature. That means Assembly Bill 132 will be one of the few issues addressed in the hectic last week of the session. If someone fails a test within their first 30 days on the job, this new measure would require employers to give them a chance to take another test. This bill does not apply to some professions including firefighters and emergency medical technicians. This might seem like lawmakers are forcing employers to abandon their drug-free workplace policies, but not really. If passed, the legislation would allow businesses to require everyone to pass all future drug tests, once they are on the payroll.
Only in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, California is one step closer to banning the sale of all recreational nicotine products. Well, almost all. The ban, which passed its first reading on May 21st , will forbid the sale of cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff and even electronic smokeless tobacco products. But, there is one exemption -- for three exclusive cigar clubs frequented by the rich and famous. In fact, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the loudest voices fighting to keep his beloved Havana Room free from the new ordinance. So, as the rules are written now, those three clubs would be able to continue to operate, while convenience store owners in the city say they will lose up to 45% of their income if and when this becomes law. The second reading will happen on June 4th. We’ll keep you posted!