Posts Tagged: EEOC criminal records

Key Takeaways from the New EEOC Guidance on Employment Criminal Records

On April 25, 2012 the EEOC issued its much-anticipated updated enforcement guidelines on employers’ use of criminal records (arrest and conviction records) in the employment screening process. Since then we’ve received many phone calls and emails asking questions about what this all means. The guidance specifically relates to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act… Read more »

Today’s EEOC Meeting to Discuss Regulations on Criminal Records Checks

In what is certain to generate much debate, discussion, and impact, today’s EEOC public meeting will discuss “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”  This meeting is a follow up to a previous meeting in July in which discussions… Read more »

EEOC Examines Arrest and Conviction Records as a Hiring Barrier

Remember the old Robert Johnson blues song where the protagonist goes down to the crossroads to meet the devil and make a bargain? Well, I went over to NoMa neighborhood of Washington, DC yesterday to watch the EEOC begin the process of formally reviewing the need for guidance surrounding the use of criminal records for… Read more »