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EEOC urges caution on criminal background checks

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in Employment Background Check,Hiring,Human Resources

New EEOC guidance makes it clear: Employers better be able to prove they have a good business reason for running criminal background checks on job applicants. That means it's time for you to review your job applications and hiring policies—and start training hiring managers on what's certain to be a major EEOC enforcement effort.

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Mike S May 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm

The EEOC’s new guidelines will have a significant impact on employers. Pre-employ attorneys and compliance experts are working to provide answers to your questions about EEOC guidance changes. Visit http://portal.pre-employ.com/eeoc-report.php to get Pre-Employ’s findings, analysis and direction on establishing best hiring practices based on the new EEOC Enforcement Guidance.

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david s. May 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Good article. Thanks. Here’s a solid overview of Individual Assessments – demonstrations/info about applicants with criminal backgrounds they can provide to an employer. A lot of factors employers must consider re: applicant criminal backgrounds – not just that they have one: http://hr.pre-employ.com/eeoc-guidance-biggest-change/

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