The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently responded to a letter from state attorneys general urging the EEOC to reconsider aspects of its 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records by...more
Although the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor has drawn the most attention, other key rulings from the 2012-2013 term also affect HR.
New Jersey legislators have proposed a law to prevent employers in the Garden State from asking prospective employees about their criminal history on job applications. This "Ban the Box" proposal refers to the box often...more
The Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is the latest government agency to state that hiring bans against applicants with criminal records may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act....more
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an intriguing case regarding whether an employer can be held liable even if it has a legitimate reason for making an adverse employment decision. The Court announced on January 18 that it...more
With the Supreme Court's first oral arguments of 2013 underway this week, there are several employment-related cases of note still awaiting decisions....more