The law on the use of criminal background checks in hiring employees is unclear. This explains how you can use them safely and not get sued.
As in 1963, a majority U.S. blacks now say they believe whites have the advantage in the job market, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated.
Laws provide guidelines for requesting criminal history information and define when an employer may make an employment decision based on such information.
Workplace investigations should be carried out by someone who is well-trained and impartial, and there should be guidelines in place for documenting and communicating findings and protecting confidentiality, June Jeong writes. “All questions should be non-suggestive, open ended and probing,” Jeong writes.
Keas said its survey of more than 100 HR professionals found that three-quarters of them had taken steps to meet the law’s original Jan. 1 deadline, and another 58 percent were confident they would be fully compliant by then.
Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations.
It’s time for the EEOC to stop focusing on employers’ use of background checks and instead tackle the real underlying issues leading to discrimination.
At a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet, airline passengers want to rest easy knowing that they are in good hands and will safely make it to their destination.
Candidate-supplied references are usually nothing more than glowing reviews. There are smarter ways to see if someone will fit.
A mother in New Hampshire is suing her former employer over its decision to deny her permission to leave the office every day in order to breast-feed her son. The woman was fired after she failed to return to work when her maternity leave ended. Employers must accommodate breast-feeding mothers by allowing them to pump […]
Even the few women who’ve managed to advance to the C-suite don’t get equal pay.
Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord explains the best way to fire people who aren’t performing up to par: No more six-month improvement plans.
A list of things you should never do or you’ll find yourself being sued by your employees. Avoiding lawsuits should be a high priority for small companies.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled on two cases involving workplace discrimination, and on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. The first two rulings should be viewed as victories for employers, because they could help avoid discrimination claims, experts say. The third ruling will complicate employee benefits administration, particularly in states that […]