Author Archives: Staff

Great Article on Criminal Background Checks

Here’s a good article on the latest EEOC litigation on criminal background checks (  It underscores the fact that criminal background checks have limited validity for predicting job success, by acknowledging that the workers fired from the BMW contract positions … Continue reading

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No Employment Protection for Medical Marijuana Users

Although Colorado recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana, the recent Colorado Court of Appeals decision in Coats v. Dish Network has upheld that employers may lawfully terminate employees who test positive for the drug.  The court decision reasons that … Continue reading

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OFFCP Issues Directive on Use of Criminal Records

Following the EEOC’s lead on the use of criminal history records in making hiring decisions, the OFFCP has issued a directive cautioning government contractors on excluding applicants from employment based on criminal history.  The OFCCP cautions that federal contractors should … Continue reading

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Dillard’s Settles for $2M to Resolve ADA Claims

Dillard’s has agreed to pay $2M to settle claims that it violated the terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) by requiring employees to disclose the exact nature of requests for sick time.  Under the ADA, employers may required … Continue reading

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Hire Ex-Convicts? Sure!

Yesterday, the Huffington Post ran an article about how some small businesses are finding great employees in those with criminal histories.  This underscores the recent EEOC guidance aimed at ensuring that inquiries into credit and criminal history background be job … Continue reading

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