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What restrictions are there on using criminal background checks in the hiring process?

By Ryan Orr, JD, HR and Compliance Consultant – [email protected] Cascade Employers Association   Due to the potential risk of disparate impact discrimination, the EEOC suggests that employers should not deny employment to individuals based solely on a record of an arrest, charge, Read More »

EEOC Complaint Thrown Out By MD Court

A general complaint filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Freeman, a company providing trade show solutions, has been thrown out by a Maryland district court.  The EEOC alleged that Freeman’s use of credit history and criminal background checks in their Read More »

Can a pull a credit report before I hire someone?

This is a quetion asked by many employers seeking ways to understand their candidates, identify potential risks and differeniate between applicants.  The answer is, once again, it depends…   There are currently ten states that have laws in place restricting an employer’s ability to use Read More »