Posts Tagged: employment 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 »

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 »

Does the Use of Employment Criminal Records Actually Reduce Discriminatory Hiring?

Two commissioners of the United States Commission on Civil Rights recently wrote to the EEOC with some remarkable findings that the use of employment criminal records may actually reduce discrimination against African Americans – men, in particular: Employers who check criminal records are more likely to hire African American men.¹ Among employers who conduct background… Read more »