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20121112_crimbackgroundcheck_photocom119889104_150Starting your week with the Post-Gazette Business/law package today begins with a report by McClatchy Newspapers' Ellen Jean Hirst on a warning shot across the bow of businesses from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about conducting employee criminal background checks.

The Legal Intelligencer's Ben Present looks into what might be expected from the incoming administration of the new state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the first Democrat to hold the post since it became an elective one.

20121112wap_hortonhearswho_60And from the weekend, the Panic Street Lawyer's Jay Hornack offers notes on Whoville, The Who and the valiant voters who were undeterred by Superstorm Sandy.

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