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News briefs: New EEOC guidance; Obesity; Violence; Talking about bad news; Motivating employees, and more

New guidance from EEOC – the past week was a busy one at EEOC, with two important releases. Connecticut Employment Law Blog offers an overview of the EEOC Guidance on Use of Criminal and Arrest Records By Employers and Ohio’s Employer Law Blog discusses the EEOC protections for transgender workers. Recently, EEOC also issued revised…

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Facebook follies & how employers are using social media in the hiring process

There’s been a big brouhaha of late about employers who ask prospective job applicants for passwords to their Facebook account. Apparently, the Maryland Department of Corrections had candidates log in to their profiles and click around while the interviewer watched, a practice called “shoulder surfing.” This practice – which many think is so rare as…

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