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What Employers and Employees Should Understand About Conducting Background Checks

Under both federal and Michigan law, employers may generally conduct comprehensive background checks on job applicants as long as the employer has obtained the appropriate waivers and does not discriminate in the equal enforcement of the policy. Going beyond this generality, employers and employees should also consider the following: Employers should view the application process … Continue Reading

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
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