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Fist rule of thumb when filling out an official application: Tell The Truth! Most companies have a no tolerance policy when it comes to falsifying any kind of documentation or paperwork - especially an application.
Many, many, many people have DWI in their background and I have not seen a company overlook someone based on that reason alone.
Honesty is encouraged here. If they find out later and then review the application to see if he lied - and he did - he will most likely be terminated.
(this answer sponsered by over 22 years in the staffing industry.....)
the applicant is not required to disclose the existence of any arrest, criminal charge, or conviction, the records of which have been erased - In most states.. determine his state law - see the following https://www.unionbank.com/Images/State-Specific_Disclosure_Limitati...
Tell the guy the truth, and give him the options, and more than likely if the company is a fortune 50 or really smart, it will have that information on the Application Form as required by the state law.
And it aint a lie if it is expunged,removed, erased, nixed, off, disappeared,gone, poof.. (hope that covers all the semantics --- from the record. it means it no longer exists to the public for access or disclosure. Jerry, I am in the H.R business, which means that the H.R laws apply to me.. The same that apply to any company.. funny how successful I have been as a recruiter..
actually, funnny how successful companies were before having all this info at their fingertips.. dang, how did IBM or Microsoft survive?
Jerry Albright said:Here we go......
So what are they supposed to do here Karen? Lay out all the employment statutes thus proving "Hey - I don't have to answer this question!"? Is that what you recommend? Or should they just lie on the app because the "law" says they don't have to disclose it? I really have a hard time seeing or understanding what business you are in. I'm all about discussion and everyone throwing their thoughts in though. Just trying to get a picture on what you do for a living. (not that any law says you have to disclose or not disclose thus exposing the privacy or lack thereof to the exact (vs. alleged) nature of your completely-by-the-letter-of-the-law (employment laws at least) work. Love and kisses,
KarenM said:the applicant is not required to disclose the existence of any arrest, criminal charge, or conviction, the records of which have been erased - In most states.. determine his state law - see the following https://www.unionbank.com/Images/State-Specific_Disclosure_Limitati...