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Cannabis Controversy -- Get the Facts

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act protect medical marijuana users? This fact-filled article clears the haze around this contentious issue. 

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Getting Away with it: What you can and can't do when firing

In this article, we'll look at the rules for firing at-will employees and what your company can do to protect itself from charges of firing discrimination.

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To Check or Not to Check? Straight Talk about EEOC Guidelines for Conducting Criminal Background Checks

While background checks may seem to be a valuable tool for spotting resume fraud or heading off negligent hiring claims, they can also land a company in hot water if an applicant claims the company used its criminal background check policy to discriminate unfairly. The EEOC recently released a warning that it would vigorously prosecute claims of discrimination based on background checks. With the risk of a negligent hiring suit on one side and the risk of a discrimination suit on the other, how can a company stay in compliance?

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To Ask, or Not to Ask? Legal alternatives to illegal interview questions

Most hiring managers would love to ask revealing (although, unfortunately, illegal) questions when interviewing job candidates. But as we all know, asking improper interview questions can lead to discrimination or wrongful-discharge lawsuits. So how do you get the information you need without putting your company at risk?

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Using Social Networking Sites for Hiring May Lead to Discrimination Claims

Statistics show that 35 percent of adult Internet users have profiles on at least one social networking site, 75 percent of job recruiters use the Internet as part of the screening process and 25 percent have eliminated candidates based on information found. In addition, the information obtained may not be accurate. However, these sites may contain mistakes or exaggerations or may be maliciously planted.

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