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Social Media Passwords Protected From Prying Employers In Six States

Social Media Passwords Protected From Prying Employers In Six States

It is now illegal in six U.S. states for employers to ask job applicants for the passwords to their social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. California and Illinois recently joined four other states barring employers from demanding that employees divulge their social-media passwords. Passed during 2012, California’s and Illinois’ laws became effective January 1, 2013. […]

Pepsi Pays $3 Million to Settle EEOC Discrimination Claim

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Pepsi Pays $3 Million to Settle EEOC Discrimination Claim

By ROBERT SCALLY and R. DAVID WENDEL– Pepsi Beverages will pay $3.13 million and provide job offers and training to settle charges of racial discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Minneapolis office. More than 300 African Americans were affected by a criminal background check policy that disproportionately excluded black applicants from permanent employment […]

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Tips For Doing An Pre-Employment Background Screening Check

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Tips For Doing An Pre-Employment Background Screening Check

By Rudy Silva Are you in charge of hiring new employees? Do you know how to do a proper employment screening? Can you do a background check that will eliminate those employees that have some detrimental past activities that could harm your company? Here are some tips for you to use in your background checking […]

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Screen Employees With Pre-Employment Background Checks

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Screen Employees With Pre-Employment Background Checks

By Jennifer Larson Pre-Employment Background Checks For Job Applicants These days it’s assumed that when you apply for a job, a pre-employment background check will take place before an employer will consider hiring any applicant. A pre-employment check looks back several years, mainly for any past and recent criminal activity. Almost every major corporation and […]

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How to Manage Your E-Reputation

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How to Manage Your E-Reputation

Anything you say and do on the Internet can and will be used against you. Managing your e-reputation is critical in an era when anyone with a will and an Internet connection can gather a vast amount of details about nearly anyone in no time at all. This is increasingly true when it comes to […]

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