Here in O’Town, we are thrilled that the Magic made it to the NBA playoffs—and at the time of this post, have won their first game against the Toronto Raptors. In basketball, of course, it’s easy to determine who’s the best of the best—just look at the scoreboard. At your business, however, making hiring and […]
Employers often use job applications to seek information about candidates’ conviction records. Criminal background checks are often performed before hiring an employee. The reasons for seeking the information seem obvious, but unfortunately, how the information can be used is not.
Ban the Box laws are gaining popularity across the nation, with the most recent law taking effect in Washington on June 7. The new law, Washington Fair Chance Act, prohibits private employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history, conducting a criminal background check, or otherwise obtaining information about an applicant’s criminal history until after […]
“Ban the box” refers to the initiatives, which have gained widespread traction, in which laws are being put into place that prohibit employers from asking questions of applicants regarding previous criminal history (and discriminating against them based on their answer) too early in the hiring and recruiting process.
A recent AARP article, aimed at the organization’s member audience, contains information for older job seekers. It also contains a veiled, two-part warning for employers: Discriminating against older workers is illegal; age discrimination is widespread.
A new study finds that while the San Francisco Bay Area is home to one of the most heterogeneous populations in the United States, diversity in technology leadership roles has generally stagnated over the last decade.
A movie mogul acknowledges sexual harassment, attempts to shrug it off, and is ousted from the company that bears his name. The behavior is not new – indeed, it is as old as Hollywood itself – but the swift reaction to it is.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) promised to crack down on what it calls discrimination against U.S. workers who are being passed over in favor of temporary foreign workers. They recently made good on that promise in New Mexico.
Indiana recently became the first state in the nation to prohibit all local ban-the-box laws. Senate Bill 312, signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb, outlaws city and county legal entities from enacting local ban-the-box legislation in order to unify legislation at the statewide level.
Recently, President Trump sought to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military via a series of tweets that included reference to “the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” So far, the ban doesn’t appear to be taking place, but it has raised concerns among transgender people everywhere.