Employment Laws

Screening workers for criminal convictions

Screening workers for criminal convictions

Advocates have proposed removing the requirement that applicants disclose their criminal conviction records on initial applications for employment ("banning the box") in the hope that otherwise-qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment.

Nursing home to pay $14,500 settlement over alleged immigrant worker documentation requests

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A New York City nursing home has agreed to a $14,500 settlement related to charges that it was too aggressive in asking immigrant workers to provide documentation, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

Ask the legal expert ... about responding to abuse allegations

Ask the legal expert ... about responding to abuse allegations

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A family has accused one of our aides of abuse. We investigated the accusation and determined it's not true, but the family keeps making accusations and wants her arrested. What can we do to protect our employee and ourselves?