DOJ and EEOC Warn Against ADA Discrimination when Employers Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Employment Decisions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released technical assistance documents about disability discrimination when employers use artificial intelligence (AI) and software tools to make employment decisions, according to DOJ and EEOC press releases. Employers use AI…

DOJ Announces Arrests in Nationwide College Admissions Scam Involving Alleged Exam Cheating

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts – which represents the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on all federal legal matters in the state – has announced that “dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of…

Virginia to Repair Holes in State Criminal Records Database Used for Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In December of 2018, the Virginia State Crime Commission (VSCC) – a criminal justice agency established in the legislative branch of the state government – released recommendations for the fingerprinting of defendants after 750,000 conviction records were found to be missing from the Virginia state criminal records…

DOJ Survey of State Criminal Record Repositories Shows Records Not Always Accurate and Complete

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – which is responsible for enforcement of law and administration of justice in the United States – has released its latest Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems that “includes some disturbing facts on the currency and accuracy of records,” according to…