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November 05, 2012

A brief look at the EEOC's updated Guidance regarding criminal records use by employers

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's HR Notes, November 5, 2012

by M. Clark Spoden


Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its Enforcement Guidance (Guidance) regarding employer use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions. The Guidance highlights the EEOC's approach to the use of criminal records in background checks, but should not be considered by an employer in a vacuum.

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