Updated EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan Concerned with Gig Economy and Big Data in Background Screening

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021 that reaffirms the EEOC’s commitment to advancing equal opportunity in America’s workplaces while also recognizing new areas of potential concern such as complex employment relationships in the …

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EEOC Holds Meeting on Use of Big Data in Background Checks for Employment Decisions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 13, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. on how “Big Data” – the use of algorithms, data scraping of the internet, and other means of evaluating thousands of pieces of information about an …

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Civil Rights Group Concerned Amazon Policy on Background Checks May Harm Minority Drivers

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice has sent a letter to Amazon that expresses “profound concern” over recently implemented policies on background checks by the company that resulted in the mass termination of dozens of primarily Black and Latino Amazon drivers, including the …

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DOJ and EEOC Report Finds Background Checks Can Be Barrier to Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have released a comprehensive report entitled “Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement” that examines many promising practices as well as possible barriers – including criminal background checks – in recruitment, hiring, and retention for advancing diversity …

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EEOC Releases New Online Small Business Resource Center to Help Small Businesses Avoid Employment Discrimination

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has released a new online Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) designed to help small business owners comply with federal employment anti-discrimination laws enforced by EEOC.

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Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Host Webinar on EEOC Criminal Record Guidance

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – approved an updated ‘Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act …

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Temporary Staffing Agency to Pay $435,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Suit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A temporary staffing agency will pay $435,000 to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claimed the company illegally granted placement preferences to Hispanic Temps over African American Temps, the EEOC has announced.

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Course Teaches Employers How to Properly Use Criminal Records for Background Checks

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will teach a course with Compliance World entitled “Employers – Your Use of Criminal Records Could Get You Sued” on Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. to …

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Court Rules Texas May Challenge EEOC Criminal Background Check Guidance

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled in Texas v. EEOC (No. 14-10949, 6/27/16) that the Lone Star state may challenge in court the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforcement guidance on the use of criminal background checks by employers, according …

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EEOC Increases Fines 150 Percent for Employers Violating Notice Posting Requirements

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced in a final rule published in the Federal Register a 150 percent increase to the monetary fine for employers who fail to follow notice-posting requirements for Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the …

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