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Americans with Disabilities Act Title VII Criminal Background Checks

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accomodation, transportation,... more +
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accomodation, transportation, communications and governmental activities. The Act defines a covered disability as those mental or physical impairments that substantially interfere with one or more major life activities.  Five different federal agencies are responsible for enforcing the ADA: Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Federal Communications Commission, Department of Transportation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  less -

Employment Law 2016 - Year In Review

by Wiggin and Dana LLP on

As calendar year 2016 draws to a close, we are once again reminded that employment laws are constantly changing—except, of course, for the one change employers were expecting most, which is where our 2016 employment law...more

Retailer - Spring 2016

NEWS & ANALYSIS - Hiring 101 for Retail Employers - Hiring good employees is a challenge, especially in the retail industry. But by following a few tips, you can make better decisions and reduce your risk of...more

Handling Applicant Criminal Records to Avoid Disability Discrimination Claims

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

With the 2016 hiring season well under way, California employers are well advised to reconsider their use of criminal records in making hiring decisions. Although employers are probably aware of “ban the box” and other...more

Employers: Check the law before checking an applicant's background

by Kirton McConkie PC on

A new hire is always a risk. There is concern that a new employee may not be a good fit or as qualified for the job as expected. Worse, the new hire could be a significant safety or liability risk. A poor hiring decision can...more

Are You Keeping the Records Related to Your Company’s Selection Procedures? The EEOC is Watching...

by Snell & Wilmer on

Is your company aware that federal regulations require that employers retain certain personnel and employment records related to its selection procedures? A recent lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...more

Top 10 Bad Questions to Avoid When Interviewing a Job Applicant

by Jaburg Wilk on

When interviewing job applicants, there are good questions and bad questions. A good question seeks relevant and helpful information about the person applying for the job and about the applicant’s job qualifications...more

Annual Report on EEOC Developments – Fiscal Year 2012

by Littler on

Over the years, Littler has provided periodic reports on significant cases, regulatory developments and other activities involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or “the Commission”). While such guidance is...more

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