H.R.3470 The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act would prohibit federal agencies and federal contractors from making a request for or use of the criminal history of a job applicant until after the conditional offer of employment. Find out the latest here.
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According to the Department of Justice, “Recidivism is measured by criminal acts that resulted in the re-arrest, re-conviction, or return to prison with or without a new sentence during a three-year period following the prisoner’s release.” The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that two-thirds of ex-offenders will be rearrested for new crimes within three years… Read more »
In case you haven’t heard, the EEOC on Wednesday held a public meeting to discuss its issuance of new guidance stated to further the Commission’s efforts to “eliminate unlawful discrimination in employment screening, for hiring or retention, by entities covered by Title VII…” The updated Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records… Read more »
If you’re an employer, it’s likely that you have a legal obligation to provide a safe and productive work environment for employees and those who will come in contact with your organization (i.e. your customers). Simply put, employers are often liable for harm their employees inflict on others. According to the Negligent Hiring Doctrine, employers… Read more »
Common sense tells us that performing a criminal records search on a potential or existing employee is a valuable part of the employment screening process. The minimal time, effort, and expense involved in performing a criminal records search can prevent significant loss, harm, and damage from falling into the lap of an employer. After all,… Read more »