Ban the Box is a Joke. The Real Solution to Hiring Candidates with Felonies


Only then are employers authorized to ask a candidate about their criminal backgrounds. It “ went viral ” in the summer and fall of 2014 as New Jersey, Illinois and the District of Columbia signed the provision into law.

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Bad Credit No Longer a Problem in Job Hunts

Resume Bear

For years employers have been pulling credit reports as part of the background check of potential job applicants. “It prohibits most employers from running credit checks on applicants unless it is substantially related to their job,” said Amber Yoo.

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“I’m retiring; can I ask my boss to keep that confidential?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act contains stringent limits on how widely employers can share credit-related information they acquire in employee background checks. . The legislatures of Illinois, Ohio, Delaware, Michigan, New York, California and Washington state are considering similar measures. . Question: Can I request confidentiality from my boss as I just want to leave on a certain date and not return. I don’t like parties or to discuss my retirement.

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What to Do if a Company Asks for Your Facebook Password

Career Realism

The ruling, made by the FTC in May, 2011, was that companies can use social media information as part of a background check, but this information must be available from public databases. Imagine you’ve been on the job market for about six months.

entry-level interviewers, my employer is holding my first paycheck for “severance,” and more

Ask A Manager

I’m in Illinois. In Illinois, you must receive your pay no later than the next scheduled payday (and those scheduled paydays cannot be less frequent than twice a month — or monthly for professional, executive, and administration positions). You should say to your manager, “My understanding is that Illinois doesn’t permit that and in fact requires that wages be paid on the next regularly scheduled payday.”