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Jon Hyman Discusses Ban the Box on Cleveland NPR Affiliate

August 27, 2014
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Hear what Jon Hyman had to say on WCPN about the Ban the Box movement.
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Evaluating a Job Applicant’s Background History

August 25, 2014
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Use of background information can disproportionately affect people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, along with gender. This could expose an employer to liability.
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Federal Court Sends Strong Signal to EEOC in Dismissal of Credit Check Case

April 10, 2014
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This case is less about whether credit histories disparately impact African Americans than it is about how the EEOC chose to prove its case.
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Blackballing as Retaliation

January 9, 2014
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Refusing to hire someone who filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of the FLSA or Title VII is illegal retaliation.
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The High Price of EEOC Background Check Litigation

October 8, 2013
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Perhaps one solution to this crisis is for Congress to engage in some simple oversight over the agencies that enforce our various laws, including the EEOC. $751,942.48 in taxpayer money is a costly investment to chase a fool's errand.


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Special Report: A Check on Background Checks

September 12, 2013
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Background checks have increased over the past 12 months despite new EEOC guidelines. Background Check Hot List and Data Bank within.


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Civil Rights Commission to Hold Hearing on Impact of Criminal Background Checks on Minorities

November 30, 2012
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Three panels are scheduled at the 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. hearing, which is open to the public. They will feature speakers from government officials and scholars; business and advocacy groups and trade associations.
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Survey: 29% of Employers Find Fake Job References

November 30, 2012
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Twenty-nine percent of employers have caught fake references on candidate applications, according to a survey from CareerBuilder.
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When Is Confidential Medical Information Not Confidential?

November 26, 2012
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While this case is a great holding for employers, businesses should still tread carefully when dealing with employee medical information. This area of the law remains risky waters in which companies swim.
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Recruiting Orientation Guide

October 1, 2012
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