Which governing agencies are responsible for the determination of the application procedures?
Why does the utilization of personal information used to deter employers from hiring job seekers? How does the government expect the economy to get out of the deficit if 80% are unemployed and unable to get hired because of credit score report, background checks and/or drug-acohol screening?
A quick web-search on the phrase 'job application laws' indicates that at the federal level this falls under Department of Labor Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. it looks like there is a 'fair credit act' that might cover credit score reports, but a quick review of the sites returned by web-search seem to indicate that questions about background and any sort of history of substance abuse are allowed because these are indicators of potential problems with job performance.
That said, some employers will be more likely than others to give folks a chance based on how they handle themselves during an interview.
by Kelly Kline Burnett6 years ago
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by Eaglekiwi5 months ago
Why are employers asking such stupid questions in there Job Applications and generally requiring volumes of information for a $8 an hour job?
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