Human Resources News & Insights

Another group goes after EEOC’s background check guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hasn’t made a lot of friends with its stance on background checks – and now the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has filed a report on the subject. 

Texas vs. the EEOC and criminal background checks

The latest chapter in criminal background check drama finds an entire state suing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 

Is EEOC softening stance on use of criminal background checks?

After getting clobbered by a federal judge a few weeks ago, the EEOC used a query from nine states’ Attorneys General to clarify its position on employers using criminal background checks to screen job applicants.

Criminal background checks: Feds try to clear the air

The feds have been getting a lot of flack — including from nine state attorney generals — about the EEOC’s stance on the use of criminal background checks in the workplace. Now the EEOC has weighed in again — and you’ll want to hear what they have to say.

EEOC criminal background check rules face test in court cases

Remember the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s strong warning to companies about the problems that could arise from the use of employee criminal background checks? The agency has planted the flag on two federal lawsuits that claim the practice resulted in discrimination against workers.

Criminal background checks back on feds’ radar

Now that you’ve finally got a handle on the EEOC’s recent guidance on criminal background checks, the feds have announced they’re still not done looking into its effects.

Are criminal background checks worth the effort anymore?

Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s issue: Conducting criminal background checks in light of the feds’ recent guidance.

Criminal background check firm gets slammed by FTC

More reason to think twice about pre-employment criminal background checks: How sure can you be that the info you get is accurate?

EEOC mandates new rules on background checks

The EEOC’s recent guidance concerning employers’ use of criminal background checks on job applicants comes down to two words: Individual assessment.

EEOC’s new focus: Criminal background checks

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has set its sights on a common business practice: The use of criminal background checks on job applicants.