According to a recent survey conducted by background-screening company EmployeeScreenIQ , resume lies are more of a deal breaker for employers than past crimes. Of the 600 HR professionals surveyed 45 percent said that they routinely ding candidates with...
Employers who require job-seekers to turn over their
Facebook passwords remain a mystery to me. Really, what are they thinking? As
if the potential negative publicity alone is not enough of a deterrent, you'd
think that employers would be aware...
Effective September 3, 2015, a new statute prohibits most employers in New York City, other than employers in the securities industry, from requesting or using an employee’s or a job applicant’s consumer credit history in making employment...
After lawmakers failed to come up with their own “ban-the-box” measure this session, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) issued an executive order last week that bars Old Dominion state agencies from asking most job seekers about their criminal...
Recent Developments Highlight Need to Conduct
Individualized Analysis of Criminal Background Checks
Larry S. Perlman
As pre-employment criminal background checks have become
the norm, employers must take care to ensure compliance with federal...
A few weeks ago, as reported here ,
Maryland became the first state to pass legislation that would ban employers
from demanding that employees or job candidates turn over their social media
Could a federal law be soon to follow?
When we think of employers' reasonable accommodation
obligations under the ADA, we usually think in terms of accommodating current
employees. The ADA, however, equally extends this obligation to job applicants.
A recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC...
Effective January 1, 2013, the Internet Privacy Protection Act went into effect.
The law prohibits employers from requiring employees or applicants to
grant access to; to allow observation of; or to disclose information that
allows access to personal...
I probably get at least one inquiry a week from
someone absolutely sure that they've been a victim of nepotism. The boss is
hiring family members or friends. A family member is promoted even though she's
incompetent or inexperienced. Or even...
I’ve long argued that employers take a risk when they use social media to vet job candidates without putting in place sufficient controls to prevent the disclosure of protected EEO information. Now, we have the empirical evidence to back me up....
According to statistics recently published by Mashable , the digital
divide-those who are connected to the Internet versus those who are not-is
partially racial. 72% of white homes are connected to the Internet, as compared
to only 57% of Hispanic...
Yesterday, the EEOC continued its series of public
meetings examining hiring practices as alleged employment barriers, covering employers'
use of arrest and conviction records . According to the EEOC's
press release , it is trying to strike...
by Mark G. Jeffries
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”) is unique among employment laws, in part due to the affirmative obligations it puts on the employer. For example, when an employee returns...
Or, States That Don't Suck For Employees, Part VI
You may have heard the term “ban the box” but not know what it means. These laws generally prevent employers from asking about applicant arrests or convictions at the beginning of the...
Want some free anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training? Well, have I got a deal for you! Mystery Diners is a reality show on the Food Network. The show's concept involves a father-daughter team who pretend to be employees and/or customers...