Archive for July, 2013

State Attorney Generals Oppose EEOC Criminal Background Check Actions

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Nine state attorney generals sent a strongly worded letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for its recent enforcement actions against BMW Manufacturing and Dollar General as well as for its April 2012 guidance on Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records. (more…)

Rhode Island “Ban the Box” Law Restricts Timing Of Employer Inquiries Into Criminal Histories

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Effective 1/1/2014 Rhode Island will prohibit prospective employers covered by the law from including questions on job applications regarding arrests, charges or criminal convictions. (more…)

EEOC Settles With J.B. Hunt Over Criminal Background Check Policies

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The EEOC and J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., have agreed to settle a race discrimination charge filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)┬árelated to J.B. Hunt’s use of criminal conviction records in background checks. (more…)

Buffalo and Seattle “Ban the Box” Ordinances Restrict Employer Use of Criminal Records

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

New Buffalo, New York and Seattle, Washington ordinances restrict the way employers use criminal records. (more…)