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Unformatted text preview: o Federal Privacy Act of 1974 requires signed releases from applicants to avoid privacy issues • Negligent Hiring o Occurs when an employer fails to check the background of an employee who injures someone. • Negligent retention o Occurs when an employer is aware an employee may be unfit for employment, continues to employ the person, and the person injures someone. Making the Job Offer • Offer guidelines o Formalize the offer with a letter to the applicant clearly stating Medical Examinations and Inquires • American With Disabilities Act (ADA) o Prohibits pre-employment medical exams o Prohibits rejecting persons for disabilities or asking disability-related questions until after a conditional job offer is made. • Drug Testing o Use of drug testing in the selection process is increasing....
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course HTM 260 taught by Professor Fernsten during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08