Monthly Archives: December 2010

EEOC Sues over Use of Credit Reports to Deny Jobs

Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Kaplan Higher Education Inc. for race discrimination, based on its practice of using credit reports to winnow out job applicants.  The EEOC filed a class action suit in federal court in Ohio, alleging that the credit report use is more likely to single out African-American candidates. As with...
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Port Workers are Often Misclassified as Contractors

Advocates for workers as well as governments worry about the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  A true independent contractor has control over his or her work conditions, provides his own tools, is not subject to close supervision, and often has multiple clients.  By classifying an employee as an independent contractor, the employer avoids paying...
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