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As screening has spread from upper management to the lowest positions, this commission has revisited their position and expanded upon their guidance.

EEOC Files Lawsuit Against New York School District for Alleged Equal Pay Violation Blog Post

EEOC Files Lawsuit Against New York School District for Alleged Equal Pay Violation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed an equal pay lawsuit against a New York school district, alleging that the district paid ...

Walmart Facing EEOC Racial Discrimination Claims Over Warehouse Hiring Decisions Blog Post

Walmart Facing EEOC Racial Discrimination Claims Over Warehouse Hiring Decisions

Walmart is facing accusations of employment discrimination. The allegations come from employees at a Walmart distribution center in Elwood, Illinois. ...

EEOC Offers Opinion on the Effect of the ADA on Hiring Practices Blog Post

EEOC Offers Opinion on the Effect of the ADA on Hiring Practices

As with all other protected classes (e.g. race, gender, age), hiring criteria that have a disparate impact on those with disabilities are only allowed...

EEOC Sets Time and Place for Hearing on Use of Criminal Records Blog Post

EEOC Sets Time and Place for Hearing on Use of Criminal Records

  The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), of which we are a founding member, is preparing comments for submission to th...

EEOC Hearing Scheduled on Use of Criminal Records Blog Post

EEOC Hearing Scheduled on Use of Criminal Records

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), of which we are a founding member, is preparing comments for submission to the ...

Navigating EEOC Compliance During COVID-19 Blog Post

Navigating EEOC Compliance During COVID-19

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic turned the business world upside-down is an understatement. From a massive shift to remote work to hard choices surr...

EEOC Takes Aim at Discriminatory Business Practices Blog Post

EEOC Takes Aim at Discriminatory Business Practices

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s purview isn’t limited to setting guidelines for hiring and publishing explainers on discrimination. The ...

EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication Blog Post

EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication

On June 11, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a new COVID-19 technical assistance publication: “What You Shou...

What You Need to Know about EEOC Lawsuits Blog Post

What You Need to Know about EEOC Lawsuits

When conducting background checks and making decisions based on criminal history, employers must be familiar with guidance issued by the Equal Employm...

Dollar General Agrees to Pay $6 Million in EEOC Settlement Blog Post

Dollar General Agrees to Pay $6 Million in EEOC Settlement

For large and small employers across a broad spectrum of industries, pre-employment background checks are an integral part of the hiring process. A le...

What Employers Need to Know about the EEOC Blog Post

What Employers Need to Know about the EEOC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency that monitors and enforces laws against civil rights discrimination in the work...

Is the EEOC’s Guidance on use of background checks for employment in jeopardy? Blog Post

Is the EEOC’s Guidance on use of background checks for employment in jeopardy?

In 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued guidance regarding the use of arrest or conviction records in employment decision...

EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Janitorial Company for Race Discrimination Blog Post

EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Janitorial Company for Race Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit against a large Tampa-based janitorial company, alleging racial discrimination in...

EEOC looses key courtcase over disparate impact of background checks and credit reports Blog Post

EEOC looses key courtcase over disparate impact of background checks and credit reports

In what by many is described as a serious blow to the EEOC's perspective on the disparate impact of the use background checks and credit reports onn m...

OFCCP Directs Federal Contractors to Comply with EEOC Criminal History Guidance Blog Post

OFCCP Directs Federal Contractors to Comply with EEOC Criminal History Guidance

On January 31, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a directive providing information to federal contractors and su...

EEOC Issues Guidance on Employers' Use of Criminal History in Employment Decisions Blog Post

EEOC Issues Guidance on Employers' Use of Criminal History in Employment Decisions

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission has issued new enforcement guidance on employers' use of criminal history in employment decisions. The C...

Pepsi Settles EEOC Class Charge for $3.1 Million Blog Post

Pepsi Settles EEOC Class Charge for $3.1 Million

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement of a charge it brought against Pepsi Beverages on behalf of black applicants whom...