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Is it OK to have a blanket policy of rejecting applicants with criminal histories?

by 09/19/2014

Q. I believe I should be able to refuse employment to any prospective employee with a record of criminal conviction. Can I institute a blanket policy that bars employment to applicants with criminal records? Also, what can I ask applicants about their criminal records?

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