You have heard plenty from me over the last year about legal issues impacting employers. This week we are changing things up a bit. Now, I have talked here, here, here and here about criminal background checks in the hiring process. We have a guest blogger, someone from the trenches, who actually owns and runs […]
Suppose you own, or are the President of Supercareful Employers, Inc (” Supercareful”). You have long had a policy of asking on your job applications whether your applicants have ever been convicted of a crime, and tell them to check either the “yes” or “no” box. You also have included in your application a warning that anyone […]
Since I threw a lot of material at you last week, I thought this week we would re-visit some of it and tie everything together. We’ve delved a bit into the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance on the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process. We now have some understanding as to why the EEOC gets involved in the seemingly […]
What’s up with the EEOC and criminal background checks? The EEOC enforces anti-discrimination laws. Administering background checks to all applicants can’t be discriminatory can it? If not, then why would employers even have to worry about the EEOC when conducting background checks?