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Why Do Employers Check Credit Reports?

Virginia is one of several states that has no laws restricting pre-employment background checks. Around the country, 47% of employers surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management in 2012 reported that they do check the credit scores of prospective new hires....

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How Non-Compete Agreements Can Hinder Your Job Search

Non-compete agreements can seriously impact how skilled employees find work after leaving a job where they were required to sign a non-compete agreement. Few American workers remain with one employer for the duration of their career. Today’s workers frequently “hop”...

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How Can Employers Close the Autism Gap?

For the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of children born who are diagnosed with autism. About 1 in 68 children today has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Today, it is...

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2 Surprising Items That are Not Illegal Discrimination

When it comes to discrimination in the workplace, much has been done to protect employees from unfair business practices. Federal and state laws exist to establish the workplace as a safe, fair, and productive environment for all members, regardless of race, national...

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Disability Discrimination Claims on the Rise

According to federal officials working for the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, disability-based job bias has reached an all-time high. Compared to fiscal 2015, 28,073 complaints for disability discrimination were filed in the 2016 fiscal year -- a nearly 4%...

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Physician Moms More Likely to Face Discrimination at Work

A new survey released by the University of California San Francisco finds that physician moms often face discrimination in the workplace. The UCSF report, which reached nearly 6,000 working physician mothers, found that a staggering 4 out of 5 respondents reported...

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LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination

As a country, we have come a long way in ensuring that minorities are treated with respect and equal opportunity in all walks of life. Due to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, nearly all forms of discrimination have rightfully been banned in employment practices,...

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Most Common Lawsuits Against Businesses

Unfortunately, many Americans face some form of workplace injustice. What may start out as a minor annoyance or inconvenience may spiral into illegal conduct if issues are not properly addressed. What’s more? Many employers may not take employee concerns regarding...

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