Posts Tagged: arrest and conviction records

How to Use Arrest and Conviction Records When Hiring Employees

“Innocent until proven guilty” is the cornerstone of our criminal justice system. Our courts have spent a lot of time defining what constitutes proof, but the basic point is clear. The same principle applies to the difference between arrest records and convictions as applied to employment decisions under EEOC guidance: “The fact that an individual… Read more »

Pepsi is Latest to Face EEOC’s Aggressive Stance on Employment Criminal Records

Ask any HR professional to name a company they admire and you’ll likely hear the name Pepsi. Long known for its leadership in quality HR practices, it comes as no surprise to us that the Pepsi organization was among the targets of the EEOC’s more aggressive stance concerning the use of employment criminal records. Employers… Read more »