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We you interview an employee, I understand there are certain
We you interview an employee, I understand there are certain questions you cannot ask. From the list below, can you tell me what I cannot ask:1. Do you have any preexisting medical conditions that would limit you from performing any type of work2. Have you ever had a felony3. Have you ever been in prison4. Have you ever filed for bankruptcy5. How old are you6. Do you have any unpaid judgments against you that are subject to wage garnishmentAnything else I cannot ask?
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
In January 2014 I was wrongfully (of course) terminated from
In January 2014 I was wrongfully (of course) terminated from a job I had for five years. I have not been able to secure employment since that time. It seems that potential employers are interested in me until they do a background check. I believe that my former supervisor has accused me of some unpardonable sin that causes would-be employers to drop me like a hot potato. I want to find out what is on my background check that is preventing me from getting even part-time employment. How can I get this information?Thank you,Harla Rossi
When a college or university conducts a background check
When a college or university conducts a background check prior to hiring a student employee for e.g. a research assistant position or teaching position as part of requirements to receive a PhD, how does the background check work? Do they basically callall the previous employers and education institutions you listed to check to see if they are legitimate? Or is some other method used?
I work in MA, my employer is telling me that I have to submit
I work in MA, my employer is telling me that I have to submit to a background for a customer. I have submitted for several background checks with my company and think that should be enough. Does my company have the legal right to force me to complete a background check at another company?
I work as a Part time Business Manager for an architectural
I work as a Part time Business Manager for an architectural firm in Marietta, GA. I have been working here for almost 13 years. My W2 form was left on my desk by the Business Manager on January 31, 2014 prior to my arrival at work. Another employee was working at my desk before I arrived on January 31, 2014 and she inadvertently took my W2 with her paper work. This co-worker has been out on sick leave for several months.Several text messages were exchanged between myself and my co-worker between early February to early March regarding my missing W2. In early February she did respond to my first text message and said the W2 was at the bottom of her paper work and that she would drop it off at the office asap. I felt some sense of relief at the time that my co-worker had it. However,after subsequent text messages between us and drop off dates having been changed several times, I began to wonder if she would ever follow through with her promises to deliver my W2. I offered to pick it up at my co-workers house or even meet her halfway. She did not respond to my offers to meet. I finally told her to mail it in a larger envelope, so; it would arrive safely at my office. The W2 never arrived by regular mail. Now, I started to become concerned and I communicated this to her in another text. I also asked the assistance of both the Business Mgr. and the President and neither one of them wanted to assist me. They definitely seemed unconcerned about my situation and the possibility of identity theft. This was very disappointing to me because I was not responsible for this Situation. The business mgr. should have handed the W2 to me when I arrived at work. I have made my opinion of how poorly this issue was handled to both the President and Business Mgr.Finally, after one month plus the Business Manager left two voice mails with this co-worker and his calls were never returned. I made several calls to her and she never answered the phone. She has been out of the office for at least 3 months for medical reasons which does not affect her mobility.I have contacted the local police dept in Marietta and made an offical report. I also contacted the SSA, FTC, and the three credit bureaus. Also, I just signed up for a contract with Lifelock. Firstly,Do I have any other recourse at this time as it applies to preventing identity theft?Secondly, are there any laws related to the proper way of distributing W2s by any company since they contain such sensitive information?Obviously, if the information falls into the wrong hands, especially my SS#, I can easily become a victim of Identity Theft. After researching identity theft on- line over the past month, I was surprised to see that the amount of identity victims has been on the rise.In summary, I would appreciate any information you can provide regarding my rights involving the mishandling of my W2 at work. Also, what other action can I take , other than what I described above,to prevent identity theft from occurring.Thank you in advance for your assistance.Sincerely yours,Denise m. GravanteXXX-XXX-XXXX
I recently applied to Lowes and after the in-person interviewView more employment law questions
I recently applied to Lowes and after the in-person interview I signed paperwork for a background check and drug screening. I was told by the HR rep that I should have a formal offer for employment with 48 hours. After about 10 days I received my background check in the mail from the company that did my background check and it stated that I had been found guilty of an assault charge in North Carolina. Then I received a letter from Lowes stating that I wouldn't be hired due to my background check, and the specific reason why I wouldn't be hired is that I did not declare yes to the question of whether I had been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony. On the Lowes application, when asked if I had ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony I put no because I haven't. I was convicted of assault in district court but found not guilty by the superior court. I contacted the company that performed my background check and stated that I was found not guilty and they said they would reopen my case if I had a POC and phone number to the court clerk where I was found not guilty. I called the background company back with the information and they said they would reopen the case. My question is 1) should the background company be held liable for me not being hired because they reported the wrong information, 2) shouldn't Lowes have contacted me saying there was a discrepancy with my application? Thank you for your time.