EEOC updates its stance on background screening policies.
On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Updated in the policy make it harder for employers use of background checks to systematically rule out hiring anyone with a criminal conviction.
Learn more by reviewing the list of Frequently Asked Questions from the EEOC.