|June 1, 2016 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Unpaid summer internships are routine for some businesses, especially those in creative fields such advertising, design, music, publishing and film – all areas that have flourished locally in recent years.
With that disarming salutation, a little over a year ago Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced new Department of Education mandates, issued under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, to eliminate sexual assault on American campuses. Simply worded, but vastly complex as well as controversial in application, Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in public and private K-12 schools and universities that receive any federal financial assistance.
The answer to whether an employer may refuse to hire someone with a criminal record or bad credit is not as simple as you might think. Two recently-filed lawsuits by the EEOC alleging that employers’ criminal-conviction policies resulted in race discrimination are just the most recent reminder that using a one-size-fits-all approach to criminal backgrounds is risky.