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Dealing With a Negative Reference
If you are looking for a job, you need all the help you can get, especially in these tough economic times. Positive references from former employers can go a long way towards getting your foot in the door of a new job. Negative references can have an equally strong effect, but the door is more likely to slam in your face.
Can an Employer Discriminated Based on Criminal Record?
Although federal law doesn't generally prohibit employers from using criminal records as a basis for employment decisions, some states protect employees from certain uses of their criminal records.
Can You Be Denied Employment for Taking Adderall?
Many employers drug test their employees and potential employees. If you're taking a prescription medication such as Adderall, you might be wondering whether that will show up on a drug test, and if so, how that might affect your employment prospects.
Expunged Criminal Records and Job Applications: How Should You Answer?
Question: I had some minor trouble with the law when I was a teenager. Luckily, I was able to turn things around and go to college. I'm graduating next year, and I'm wondering whether I should try to get my juvenile record expunged. A friend of mine did this, and he said it was a pretty easy process.
What will happen if I do not sign my employer's arbitration agreement?
Question: After a long application and interview process, I was recently offered a position at a technology company. I sat down with the HR rep on my first day to go over paperwork. The company wants me to sign an arbitration agreement, giving up my right to sue in court for anything illegal that happens
What Is a Nondisclosure Agreement?
Has your employer recently asked you to sign a nondisclosure agreement? At many companies, a nondisclosure agreement – a contract by which you promise to maintain the confidentiality of the employer’s trade secrets – is a standard part of the new hire paperwork employees must sign. Or, you might
Should You Sign a Noncompete Agreement?
When you start a new job, you will most likely be presented with a stack of papers to sign. Among the acknowledgment forms, benefits paperwork, and tax documents, you might find a noncompete agreement.