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Hiring the No. 2 Guy on al-Qaeda’s Hit List: An Uber-Example of Limitations in Employee Background Checks

If you recently used Uber in Florida, did you check to see if your driver was Terry Jones? If Mr. Jones’ name or his significance is not immediately apparent to you, don’t worry, Uber apparently had no clue either. The Washington Post reported¬†(by Faiz Siddiqui) that Uber hired Terry Jones. He is the (in)famous preacher … Continue Reading

Proposed Michigan Legislation Would Restrict Use of Credit Reports in Employment Decisions

Connecticut recently joined five other states that restrict the use of credit report information in employment decisions. These five other states are Maryland, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.  Proposed Michigan Legislation  Michigan does not presently have similar legislation in place. But State Representative Jon M. Switalski is the primary sponsor of House Bill 4362 (PDF), which would create … Continue Reading

Can an Employer Reject a Job Applicant Based on a Previous Bankruptcy?

Employers commonly ask if it is legally permissible to use a job applicant’s prior bankruptcy filing in making hiring decisions. A recent court opinion out of the Third Circuit (the federal circuit that covers Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey) answers this question in favor of employers. But for employers in Michigan and outside of the jurisdiction … Continue Reading
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