Posts Tagged: EEOC Guidelines

EEOC to Discuss Use of Criminal Records in Employment Screening

Coming up on July 26, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a hearing on the use of criminal records for employment screening purposes. The hearing, which will be held in Washington, D.C. is predicted to be a critical step in the Commission’s adoption of policies that could significantly impact how employers use criminal… Read more »

Your Prospective Employee Has a Criminal Record. (Now What?)

So here you are, thinking you have a great candidate for your open position. This person has all of the necessary qualifications, a great-looking resume, the interview was textbook perfect, and suddenly you get a call from your background screening company. “Bad news,” they say. “There’s a problem with your candidate’s criminal record.” Frustration begins… Read more »

Use Employee Criminal Background Checks Wisely

Avoid Bright Line Policies for Employee Criminal Background Checks A bright line policy in regards to employee criminal background checks is a dangerous practice for any employer. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prevents employers from rejecting or firing qualified individuals who have criminal records when the criminal history has no bearing… Read more »

EEOC Focus on Criminal Background Checks Underscores Importance of a Holistic Approach

Recent activity from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding employment background screening and specifically, criminal records checks, underscore the importance of a holistic approach to screening applicants and employees. Specifically, the EEOC is taking action to enforce its long-standing guidelines for the use of information such as criminal background checks and credit reports in… Read more »