The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has alleged that the criminal background check policy of Dollar General Corp., one of the largest discount retailers in the U.S. with over 10,000 stores in 40 states, has a ‘disparate impact’ on African-American job candidates and …Continue reading "EEOC Alleges Criminal Background Check Policy of Discount Retailer Violates Civil Rights Act of 1964"
Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of San Francisco, CA-area background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will be one of three panelists participating in an encore presentation of a 90 minute CLE webinar/teleconference from Strafford titled ‘Pre-Employment Background Screening After EEOC’s New Guidance: Structuring Policies to Comply With Title VII, …Continue reading "Employment Background Screening and New EEOC Guidance on Criminal Records Discussed in Webinar on September 6"
A federal district Court in Maryland has ruled that an employer sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for alleged discriminatory use of criminal background checks and credit histories in hiring may compel the EEOC the testify regarding the agency’s own use of criminal records and credit information for employment screening. The ruling EEOC …Continue reading "EEOC Must Testify On Own Use of Criminal Background Checks and Credit Histories for Employment Screening"
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed an appropriations bill (H.R. 5326) that provides funding for several agencies including the allocation of $367 million the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) but also includes amendments that would block implementation and enforcement of several programs including the new EEOC guidance on the ‘Consideration of Arrest and …Continue reading "House Passes Appropriations Bill that would Block Enforcement of New EEOC Guidance on Criminal Background Checks"
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, today voted 4-1 to approve updated Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The updated EEOC Guidance is available at http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/arrest_conviction.cfm. Questions and Answers …Continue reading "EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Use of Arrest and Conviction Records by Employers"
According to a new study by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), since nearly 65 million people in the United States – more than one in four adults – are estimated to have criminal records, employers that use criminal background checks for employment to shut out job applicants with criminal records without considering how long ago the offense occurred, …Continue reading "NELP Study Recommends Reforming Employment Background Checks since Over 1 in 4 Adult Americans have Criminal Records"
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announcedÂ on October 1, 2009 that they have filed a lawsuit against Freeman, a firm that offers nationwide convention services, on the basis that it used credit reports and criminal records to unfairly discriminate against black, Hispanic and maleÂ job applicants.Â Â Â This case has the potential to have a …Continue reading "New EEOC lawsuit for discrimination based on credit report and criminal records"
Â Security Management, the publication of ASIS, the leading international security organization, featured an article on Background Checks by Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) in the May, 2009 edition. The article is entitled: “How to Avoid Hiring Mishaps,” and covers recent cases, trends, new developments and best practices when it comes to pre-employment …Continue reading "Security Management Magazine by ASIS features article on Employment Screening Background Checks by ESR President Lester Rosen"