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California Law: Asking Potential Employees About Arrests and Convictions | Lathrop & Gage LLP – JDSupra

November 17 2015, 4:50 pm Bruce’s Summary: An ever occurring question by California employers and to a large extent HR Professionals concerns arrests and conviction records – what can I ask an applicant and when? The author presents a very good overview and breaks the questions down into what both Public and Private Employers may not ask, what State […]

“Ninth Circuit Gives EEOC Broad Access to Employee Personal Information During Charge Investigation”

November 11 2015, 4:00 am Bruce’s Summary: A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed the EEOC’s broad authority to obtain sensitive personal information about employees similarly situated to the charging party during an investigation. During a recent EEOC investigation of an employer alleged to have disparate impact against female employees in mandatory strength testing, the […]

Cal. App. Court Finds in Favor of Whistleblower Who Never Complained of Unlawful Conduct by the Employer 10-30-15

November 05 2015, 5:43 pm Bruce’s Summary: An employee’s personal item was stolen at work and she filed a Police Report. When the Police showed up several times at the work environment to question witnesses her employer fired her as they felt this was causing great tension and discomfort among the staff. The Plaintiff sued in California state court […]