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U.S. Puts Limits On Employee Background Checks To Protect Minorities

U.S. Puts Limits On Employee Background Checks To Protect Minorities

By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON -- Is an arrest in a barroom brawl 20 years ago a job disqualifier? Not necessarily, the government said Wednesday in new guidelines on how employers can avoid running afoul of laws prohibiting job discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's updated policy on... Read More »

Job Hunters Cry Foul Over Employers' Use Of Background Checks

Job Hunters Cry Foul Over Employers' Use Of Background Checks

If you've gotten a new job in recent years, you've probably been subjected to a criminal or credit background check. More than 90 percent of employers conduct criminal background checks on job hunters, and 60 percent do credit checks, according to a McClatchy Newpapers report. But job hunters are starting to... Read More »

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