Posts Tagged ‘hiring practices’

Digital discrimination: Targeted ads don’t reach all potential applicants

Since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was first enacted in 1967, “help wanted” ads have evolved significantly – from classified ads in the local newspaper to listings on company websites and online job sites like ZipRecruiter.com and Indeed.com. With the more recent advent of advertising on social media platforms, the recruiting landscape has…

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A tiger by the tail

Back in school, I recall reading the short story The Lady or the Tiger? It’s about a woman made to choose between two fates for her would-be husband, neither of which was particularly pleasant. What she would choose is left for the reader to decide. Employers face a similar decision when considering criminal background checks.

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EEOC amps up attack on background checks

On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although disclaiming any authority to prohibit employers from obtaining or using criminal history information concerning applicants or employees, the EEOC…

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McAfee & Taft publishes video series from EmployerLINC2014 seminar

McAfee & Taft has made available, at no cost, videos of the presentations from its recent labor, employment and employee benefits seminar, EmployerLINC2014. More than 1,000 business owners, executives, human resources professionals and benefits managers signed up to attend, resulting in a capacity crowd at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on…

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EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION » Past use of a false Social Security number: An employment disqualifier?

By now, most employers have faced situations in which they have discovered an employee has used a false Social Security number. Such discovery usually results in an employee discharge or resignation. A lawsuit filed on December 9, 2013, in the Northern District of California on behalf of an unsuccessful Latino applicant illustrates a unique twist…

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HIRING PRACTICES » Employers’ evolving use of background and credit checks

Many employers run some sort of background or credit check on potential employees. Because Oklahoma law is not very restrictive in this area, some employers have been asking potentially problematic questions and running these checks without spending a lot of time developing a system for use of the information. However, statistics show that without proper…

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