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Can An Employer Ask a Job Applicant … The Nuts & Bolts of Legal Preemployment Inquiries

Employers, HR professionals, and job applicants generally understand that there are questions that can be asked during the interview process and there are questions that cannot be asked because they violate state and federal employment statutes. For example, under Michigan law, an employer may not “use a written or oral inquiry or form of application … Continue Reading

We’re Hiring But Please Don’t Apply if You’re Unemployed

A proposed Michigan bill, “The Fair Consideration of the Unemployed Act” (PDF) would prohibit discrimination against the unemployed when it comes to job postings. This bill was introduced by State Representative Jim Ananich, D-Flint. If signed into law employers could face a $5,000 fine for a first violation and a $10,000 for each subsequent violation.   … Continue Reading