In two lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on June 11, the agency accused two large employers of using criminal background checks to illegally discriminate against black workers....more
In March 2010, an employer successfully persuaded the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to concede its disparate impact discrimination lawsuit against the employer based on its criminal record screening policies...more
Can the EEOC require employers to hire convicted criminals? Last April, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a policy guideline that calls into question the extent to which employers can...more
On January 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued Directive No. 306: "Complying with Non-Discrimination Provisions: Criminal Records Restrictions and...more
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently posted a Directive on “Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race...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
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