Posts Tagged ‘application’

Best practices for Oklahoma employers when inquiring about criminal histories

You’ve probably at least heard of the so-called “Ban the Box” movement, a campaign aimed at convincing employers to remove any checkbox on applications designed to elicit information regarding an applicant’s criminal record. Many states, counties and cities have enacted “Ban the Box” legislation, but it’s certainly not the law in all jurisdictions. And the…

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How long do I keep applications?

Employers often ask how long they should keep the applications of unsuccessful applicants. Based on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent enforcement actions, it’s important to know the right answer to that question. In June 2010, Martina Owes applied for two vacant warehouse positions with Coca-Cola Bottling of Mobile, Alabama. According to Owes and the…

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Who’s watching who? Running the checks on criminal background checking companies

A report released today by the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) provides startling news for employers who rely on criminal background checks to assist them in screening job applicants. According to the authors of “Broken Records,” thousands of U.S. job seekers may be denied employment due to inaccurate or misleading information contained in such background checks.

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