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  • Drug tests

    35 68.63%
  • Credit checks

    14 27.45%
  • microchip implants

    2 3.92%
  • perform sexual acts for job and or promotion

    11 21.57%
  • Criminal background checks

    37 72.55%
  • DNA tests

    3 5.88%
  • wiretapping of employee's personal phones or other communication devices

    2 3.92%
  • ankle bracelets on 24 hours a day to track where the employee goes.

    3 5.88%
  • A search of personal property of the employee's home.

    2 3.92%
  • other

    8 15.69%
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Whatever the potential employee is willing to subject himself to for the job.

    IMO denying someone for bad credit seems bass ackwards to me, I mean how are they to pay their debts? Your credit rating should only be a consideration when applying for more debt.

    Drug tests for athletes, people who operate heavy machinery, and healthcare providers I can understand.
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    My take on this issue is
    1. Criminal Check if it is relevant for the job. I don't want previous sex offenders to work in kindergardens.

    2. Drug tests if it is relevant for the job and employer want to check if they are still using drugs.

    3. Normal stuff, like CV, refrences that we all take for granted.

    All of the others are pretty much riddiculus. It's much more important that employers can fire people, especially in the begining. I don't understand progressives who think it should be nearly impossible to fire people. It will only hurt the american firms and people outside the labour market.

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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    The only one that I think an employer should be able to check regardless of the type of job is the employee's criminal record. That could be an issue for nearly ANY type of job. I'm also OK with drug tests or credit checks if (and only if) they're related to the actual job. For example, you might not want to hire a truck driver who is addicted to drugs, or a finance professional with poor credit.
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Criminal background check (especially in positions dealing with children and women) and potentially drugs depending on the position applied for.
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    The worst thing I make any of my employees submit to is a general lack of management on my part.

    It drives one of them nuts that I don't tell them what to do often enough.
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Criminal background checks, but only for certain jobs.
    Thats reasonable. And as far as I would allow. Your background should only be for the local, State and Feds to know about. Special exceptions should be made for jobs with children and government jobs including politicians.
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    anything they want; the terms of employment should be up to the employer. the employee is free to quit or not take the job at any time if they are unwilling to meet those criteria.

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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Not this topic AGAIN.
    Employers should have NO right to check ANYTHING. All they should be concerned about is if the employee does the job as asked. If not then fire them. PERIOD. If they break the law... they go to jail AND they are fired.
    Regarding criminal checks.... if they aren't in jail then they should not be discriminated against.
    You going to NOT hire Charlie Sheen or Keifer Sutherland or Robert Downey because of their criminal past?
    You COULD based on their misdemeanors and felonys. But you would be a jackass.

    Although.... I did vote for the sax acts *giggle*
    This is unbelievable!
    But I do agree with the discrimination bit - to an extent.
    Of course the employer should make every check that he sees fit.
    Is it not public knowledge that a good percentage of criminals and nut cases are NOT behind bars??
    But, the employers must work with the governments in helping others....this is probably a new thing.
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What should be legal for an employer to have an employee or potential employee submit to?

    1. Drug tests
    2. Credit checks
    3. microchip implants
    4. perform sexual acts for job and or promotion
    5. Criminal background checks
    6. DNA tests
    7. wiretapping of employee's personal phones or other communication devices
    8. ankle bracelets on 24 hours a day to track where the employee goes.
    9. A search of personal property of the employee's home.
    10. other


    Most people would agree that some of these options have nothing to do with the job. For example you own a bank then you do not want a former bank robber to work there,unless as a consultant. If you run a daycare then you do not want chester the child molester to work there. If you own a business where employees will be handling dangerous equipment you may not want a junkie. Some would argue that its their business they should be able to make an employee or applicant do what ever they want.
    Any 'test' they see fit. You have the option as a potential employee, not to submit to what they request and forfeit the job opportunity. Naturally I think some of these are way over the top - but then again - if I'd applied for a job and part of the offer of hire process included a search of my private property, then I would opt out and flip them the bird.

    Their choice is to have potential employees submit to certain tests, it's up to you whether or not you choose to submit to these tests.

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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Any 'test' they see fit. You have the option as a potential employee, not to submit to what they request and forfeit the job opportunity. Naturally I think some of these are way over the top - but then again - if I'd applied for a job and part of the offer of hire process included a search of my private property, then I would opt out and flip them the bird.
    What do you do if all the places you wanted jobs at did this? Say you have a choice to not accept these conditions and go work for walm-mart or go on welfare to sponge off tax payers?

    Their choice is to have potential employees submit to certain tests, it's up to you whether or not you choose to submit to these tests.

    This isn't rocket science
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if all these businesses started doing this then you would not have a choice, unless you considered not working and mooching off of tax payers to be a choice.
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