What are common practices that employers follow when a current employee turns up with a failed background check? What are some instances that would or should result in termination and what are some violations that could be deemed acceptable?
— Background Noise, HR associate, software/systems, New York
Questions about medical conditions during interviews taints the entire process.Read More
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What does one make of a recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC against CVS, claiming that a severance agreement it provided to three employees unlawfully restricted their rights?Read More
GM President Mary Barra expressed regret over the Cobalt’s safety issues; she stated that GM is now moving from a culture of cost containment to a culture of safety.