In case you missed it, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week handed down new “Enforcement Guidance” that greatly limits the extent to which employers can consider arrest and conviction records of job applicants, principally on the grounds that doing so can have a “disparate impact” on the basis of race and ethnicity. Martin Luther King’s dream has now been turned completely on its head: The government keeps a careful eye on race and forbids judgment about character.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), th agency that enforces federal anti-discrimination laws, shook up employers and the employment defense bar when it issued new “guidelines” on employers’ use of arrests and convict... Read Post
President Barack Obama's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced last April that the "Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions" would be updated so an employer's us... Read Post
Last week, I noted that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued new “Enforcement Guidance” designed to make it much riskier for employers to consider arrest and conviction records in hiring decisions, on the grou... Read Post