WIRTW #348 (the “blackheart” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination The “Association” Game: How a Spouse’s Cancer May be Covered by the ADA — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Role reversal! Twice a year, my kids’ school invites any students in grades K – 5 who take private music lessons to perform in a recital for the entire Lower School. On Thursday, 16 students displayed their musical talents. We heard Christmas carols, standards, and classical pieces.

Dos & Don’ts of Screening Your Candidates Online


Discrimination : Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and state laws prohibit employers from making hiring decisions based on protected class information — information that could be seen inadvertently on a job applicant’s profile. A simple Facebook search could turn up information that, if used against a candidate, could result ina Title VII discrimination claim. Talent Management candidate screening compliance discrimination Nick Fishman online screening Social Media


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The Prevalence and the Practice of Social Media Screening—The Dos and Don’ts

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Today, Morris, who is president of EmployeeScreenIQ of Cleveland, Ohio, reveals his tips for social media screening. According to EmployeeScreenIQ’s Survey, about 63% of organizations do not; about 30% do the searches internally; and about 7.5% Discrimination. Yesterday’s Advisor shared Jason Morris’s earned and not-so-earned (i.e., diploma mill) degrees.

WIRTW #355 (the “paraskevidekatriaphobia” edition)

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via employeescreenIQ Blog Does Your Office Have Dating Policies and Guidelines? — Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. Fragapane Phobia is the fear of celebrating birthdays. Today is my birthday, and, thankfully, I suffer from neither of these phobias. Happy birthday to me.

WIRTW #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination Santa Sued for Disability Discrimination Due to Reindeer Harassment — via Bolek Besser Glesius, LLC Ebola discrimination in your workplace, what the Department of Justice wants you to know. — Accent Discrimination in the Workplace. — via Fitzpatrick on Employment Law The GOP Effect on the EEOC — via HRE Online Is Retaliation The New Discrimination?? —

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Job blackmail is not the quickest way to a girl’s heart — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions The Pregnancy Discrimination Laws You Never Knew About — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog OFCCP Updates Sex Discrimination Guidelines — via Newton Software Blog Is Anyone Else Fascinated by the Abercrombie and Fitch Supreme Court Case? — o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day.

Your Job Candidate Has Criminal Record? Don’t Panic.


Your focus should be on compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and anti-discrimination laws. About the Author: Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and currently serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and President. It’s that alarming moment when the background check reveals that your top job candidate has a criminal record. Is this a deal breaker? What should you do?

WIRTW #347 (the “bad santa” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week (and last week): Discrimination Cancer and the Workplace: Tips for Employers and A Thanksgiving to Remember: When Cancer Strikes — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Do you have a “ super” anti-harassment contract with your employees? — A big thank you to NPR’s Yuki Noguchi , who interviewed me for a story on office holiday parties gone badly, which ran on Wednesday’s Morning Edition.

WIRTW #360 (the “one shining moment” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Starbucks ‘Race Together’ promotion sparks controversy — via Ragan.com What’s your workplace retaliation IQ? — via employeescreenIQ Blog Federal judge reincarnates atheist’s religious bias claims — via Eric Meyer’s Employer Handbook blog Parental Leave Can’t Just Be for Mothers — via Harvard Business Review Social Media & Workplace Technology Believe This?

WIRTW #362 (the #rockweek2015 edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

UPS — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Discrimination Tim Cook: “Religious Freedom” laws are pro-discrimination — via TiPb Transgender Discrimination? He Said, She Said… — via The Employment Brief Hiring for Culture Fit: Discrimination by Another Name? — Cleveland is popping. We landed the 2016 Republican Convention. We keep showing up on national “best of” lists—best city to visit , best food , best beer ….

The Hot Potatoes Of Social Screening


There are certainly both the risks and rewards of screening job candidates online, but understanding the legal considerations facing companies that turn to the Internet to check out job candidates due to privacy, discrimination and accuracy is critical. Transparency I believe in, but there’s a reason for privacy and discrimination laws. “The vacant laugh. Of true insanity. Dressed up in the mask of tragedy. Programmed for the guts and glands. Of idle minds and idle hands…”.

WIRTW #376 (the “…I’ll only disappoint you…” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination EEOC: Let Us Imagineer ENDA For You — via Cato Daily Podcast Are ride-hailing businesses Uber and Lyft ADA-compliant? I thought I’d try something different today by bringing you a musician I’ve recently discovered— Courtney Barnett.

WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Can Your Severance Agreements Withstand an EEOC Challenge? — via The Emplawyerologist Walmart Settles EEOC Age, Disability Discrimination Suit for $150K — via In House Is retaliation such a big deal? — My kids go to an amazing school. Part of what makes it amazing is that beginning in second grade the year’s second parent-teacher conferences is student led. Last night, my wife and I experienced our first Norah-led conference.

WIRTW #350 (the “bad reputation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read over the past few weeks: Discrimination Is It Harassment To Post Nutritional Information On A Co-Worker’s Chair? — via Employment Discrimination Report Do the ADA and FMLA Provide Protections to LGBT’s in the Workplace? — Allow me to take off my law blogger hat for a moment, and switch to my concert promoter hat.