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Mass Firing of Minorities (2x the Rate of White Applicants) Allowed by Court

Posted by Bob Mather on August 31, 2018

In a decision that may have major ramifications in regulated fields such as Healthcare, Banking and other Financial Services, a federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a Wells Fargo employment policy that allows the bank to fire employees, or not consider job applicants, based on criminal records, despite concerns from advocates that such practices discriminate against minorities.

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Topics: Iowa, Ban the Box, Lawsuits, Discrimination

More states expand background checks on teachers, childcare workers

Posted by admin on March 19, 2013

Jobs that require workers to be in constant contact with children are deemed to be safety-sensitive. Two states are reinforcing the sentiment that background checks are important when filling these positions, as local lawmakers look to pass legislation that would bolster screening requirements.

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Topics: Iowa, Georgia, HR Compliance

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