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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Census Bureau Background Check Lawsuit Settlement Should Be Wake Up Call for Employers

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Census Bureau agreeing to pay a $15 million settlement to end a class action lawsuit for alleged discrimination against African American and Hispanic job applicants with arrest records during the criminal background check process when hiring temporary workers for the 2010 census “should also …

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Safe Hiring Expert Shows How Improper Use of Criminal Records Can Get Employers Sued

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” will present a live 90 minute webinar with Compliance World entitled “Employers – Your Use of Criminal Records Could Get You Sued” on Thursday, April 21, 2016, …

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EEOC Issues Fact Sheet to Help Small Business Owners Prevent Discrimination

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency that enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has issued a one-page fact sheet entitled “Preventing Discrimination is Good Business” to help small business owners understand their responsibilities under the federal employment anti-discrimination laws.

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Webinar Helps Employers Comply with EEOC Guidance on Criminal Records

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn To help employers comply with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance on the use of criminal records, Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webinar with Aurora Training Advantage entitled “EEOC Criminal Records …

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EEOC Litigation Report from Seyfarth Shaw Reveals Legal Developments and Trends

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP has released its annual report on U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) legal activities and court rulings entitled EEOC-Initiated Litigation: Case Law Developments In 2015 And Trends To Watch For In 2016 (Preview) that offers the most definitive source …

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Job Opportunities for Ex-Offenders with Criminal Records Should Increase in 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The shrinking workforce in the United States, decriminalization of nonviolent crimes, protections against liability for employers willing to hire applicants with criminal records, and the rapidly spreading “Ban the Box” movement will all combine to create more job opportunities for reformed ex-offenders in 2016. This is the …

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EEOC Report Reveals Focus on Systemic Discrimination

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released its annual Fiscal Year 2015 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) on activities during the past fiscal year from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 that were designed to meet the priorities outlined in the EEOC Strategic …

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EEOC Does Not Have to Reveal Statistical Analysis Used for Background Check Lawsuit against Dollar General

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An Illinois federal judge has denied an objection by Dollar General to an earlier ruling that determined the retailer could not obtain the statistical analysis used in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claimed Dollar General’s background check program kept African Americans …

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