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Cincinnati passes salary history ban

Earlier this month, Cincinnati, Ohio passed Ordinance No 0083-2019. This will make asking job applicants about their salary history or current earnings an illegal discriminatory practice for any company in the city. The new ordinance prohibits Cincinnati employers from screening applicants based on wages, relying on salary history in hiring decisions, or refusing to hire an…

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A status update on Venezuela requests

Important client update: Due to the recent escalation of the political climate and lack of power and communications in the country of Venezuela, we can no longer provide services in this country. The government has closed all schools and all public and private sector employees are to stay home. Just yesterday, envoys of Venezuelan opposition…

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February 2019 employment: US adds 20,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States declined to 3.8%. while the economy added 20,000 jobs, in February. The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 3.8 percent in February, and the number of unemployed persons decreased…

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Atlanta bans salary history questions during hiring

Atlanta has removed the salary history question on employment applications in an effort to ensure fair hiring practices. Studies have shown that on average, women earn 80 cents for every dollar their male counterpart earns. For women of color, the wage gap is even more disparate. Black women on average earn 62 cents for every…

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Congress considers nationwide bill banning employers from asking salary history questions

The Paycheck Fairness Act is again being introduced in Congress, seeking the prohibition of employers nationwide from asking job applicants about their salary history and requiring employers to prove that pay disparities between men and women are job-related. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., introduced the bill in January. “Despite the enactment of the Equal Pay Act of 1963…

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South Carolina weighing up 'ban the box' legislation

Several bills are pending in South Carolina state legislature right now that could have a significant impact on employers across the state. One of the most significant is House Bill 3463: a ‘ban the box‘ proposal that would prohibit employment applications from including questions related to convictions of a crime, unless the crime directly relates…

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Mind Your Business Inc. 5000 Profile now online

Earlier this year, we were proud to announce that Mind Your Business, Inc. had been listed by Inc Magazine as one of the top 5000 fastest growing businesses in America. Now, our full profile is live and you can see it here. Inc Magazine calls the list members “the most inspiring companies of 2018” and…

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What is a child abuse registry check?

For organizations that work with children, creating and maintaining a safe environment for these children is critical. This is where a child abuse registry check comes into play. A child abuse registry check allows an employer/organization to determine whether a prospective employee or volunteer has a record of child abuse or neglect. It’s an act…

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November 2018 employment: US adds 155,000 jobs

According to ‘The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States remained unchanged at 3.7 percent, while the economy added 155,000 jobs, in November. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed  persons declined by 0.4 percentage point and…

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The most common resume lie? Education.

In a recent study by Hloom, education was shown to be the #1 topic people lie about on their resume. In fact, 5 of the top 10 lies reported were all related to education history: college graduated from (#1), academic degree (#3), college major (#4), GPA (#5), college minor (#8). Perhaps even more surprising is that just…

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