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Target Eliminates use of “Check the Box” in Relation to Job Applications and Criminal Background Checks

Job applications commonly have a question in the form of checking a box to indicate whether an applicant has a criminal record. If the applicant checks “yes,” the applicant is asked to explain the circumstances. In reality, however, checking the box ends the employment opportunity for the applicant because it is likely that a prospective … Continue Reading

EEOC Smacked Down in Rare Employer Win in Defending Claim of Unlawful Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was recently smacked down by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in EEOC v Peoplemark, Inc. In that appeal, the Court agreed with a decision from the federal district court out of Western Michigan that awarded an employer its attorney’s fees and expert fees in defending against a discrimination claim brought … Continue Reading

One Company’s Policy for Preventing “Bad” Hires: Seven “Non-Negotiables”

David K. Williams and Mary Michelle Scott are CEO and President, respectively, of Fishbowl. They recently offered the unique interview approach their company uses to hire job applicants, Seven “Non-Negotiables” to Prevent a Bad Hire. The Non-Negotiables for New Hires Mr. Williams and Ms. Scott explain that their company screens candidates using a list of personal … Continue Reading
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