Please join me next week for a discussion about what employers need to be aware of regarding pre-employment background checks to ensure you have compliant background screening policies and procedures in place. Some of the topics I will discuss include the Fair Credit Reporting Act, state law regarding restrictions on the use of credit information

BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (“BMW”) entered into a consent decree with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) regarding allegations that they discriminated against African American logistics employees through application of criminal background checks which had a disparate impact and lead to said employees termination.

You will recall that the issue in the BMW litigation involved

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued an updated guide for employers regarding compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting background checks, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidance on the use of criminal history records for employment screening under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of

Join me for a webinar on April 8th related to background screening, during which I will be speaking with others on legal issues related to background screening.  The title of this free webinar is, “Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: Key Issues for North American Employers” and is sponsored by the Employment Law

On September 30th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it entered into a “cooperative agreement” with a background screening company regarding its implementation of revised policies and practices to ensure that its pre-employment screening complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Genetic Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and civil rights laws’

On July 16, 2014 representatives from three federal agencies will provide their perspective on current policies and best practices to reduce barriers to employment for individuals with past criminal arrests or convictions.   Although the webinar is targeted toward federal contracting officials, it is well worth your time if you are engaged in background screening operations

On June 28th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a settlement agreement with J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. – a transportation company – to resolve allegations that the company discriminated against an African-American candidate for a truck driver position, because J.B. Hunt’s hiring policy considers criminal convictions that are unrelated to the duties

The EEOC has filed two lawsuits against employers regarding their use of criminal history records for employment screening purposes.  In the first such lawsuits since the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued revised Enforcement Guidance last year, the suits allege disparate impact violations against a BMW manufacturing facility as well as Dollar General stores.  In

A federal court in Ohio held in Waldon v. Cincinnati Public Schools (1:12-CV-00677) that an Ohio law (H.B. 190 effective 11/14/07) requiring a criminal background check of current school employees raises a plausible claim of disparate impact under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for two individuals terminated as a result of the