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EEOC and FTC Issue Joint Guidance on Background Checks Performed by Employers

By Lindsay Burke and Brian Fitzpatrick On March 10, 2014, the EEOC and the FTC issued joint guidance on how the anti-discrimination laws and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) apply to background checks performed by employers for employment application purposes. This guidance is published in two documents, one directed at employers and the other … Continue Reading

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance Regarding Employer Use of Criminal History; Considers Use of Social Networking Information

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued updated guidance concerning employer use of criminal histories.  As many as 92 percent of employers use criminal background checks as part of their hiring processes.  The EEOC’s updated guidance generally provides that the EEOC will regard as suspect blanket or automatic exclusions of individuals from employment or promotion … Continue Reading
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