Hiring Al Capone -- Employers face new responsibilities in conducting criminal background checks


If you are the typical employer, you perform a criminal background check on job applicants, right? Ninety percent of employers do, and it is understandable why criminal background checks are performed: More than 65 million people in the United States have been arrested or convicted, and employers have been sued successfully for criminal acts performed by employees with a criminal record.

But a train wreck is coming if you do not follow new guidelines established on April 25 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on how to use the results of those criminal background checks.

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