With employment laws consistently being updated, there is an increase in the need for employers to stay ahead of hiring regulations. Although regulations regarding “Ban the Box” vary from state to state, the meat of this law states that the checkbox for prior convictions must be removed from initial job applications. Many employers have moved away from credit checks as part of the employee screening process because some argue that it has no correlation to potential job performance. And perhaps the most controversial topic, marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Even so, it is important for employers to understand how legal medical and recreation marijuana use at local levels may affect their business.