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EEOC's recent consent decree - What employers need to know

Posted by Tracy Vrchota on Sep 16, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission entered into its first consent decree with an employer since the EEOC Guidance was initially published in 2012. It alleged that the employer's hiring policies surrounding criminal records disproportionately disqualified minority employees and violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. By entering into the consent decree the employer expressly denied liability and wrongdoing, but they are also required to adhere stringent  hiring guidelines put forth by the EEOC

While the decree outlines some increasingly popular ideologies we are already familiar with due to increasing Ban the Box legislation and the EEOC Guidance, it also introduces some new concepts that our industry will likely see more of with the EEOC’s increasingly aggressive intent to eliminate what it deems as discriminatory practices among hiring entities. 

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Topics: compliance, EEOC Guidance, Ban the Box, EEOC

Removing the Box is Just the Beginning

Posted by Liz Fairchild on Sep 15, 2014 3:33:10 AM

New Jersey is the most recent state to enact legislation commonly known as “Ban the Box” – requiring employers to eliminate asking if an applicant has ever been convicted of a crime on the job application - and this trend is showing no signs of slowing down. Five other states (including Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island, and Illinois) have passed “Ban the Box” legislation for private sector employers and the number of local jurisdictions applying “Ban the Box” is increasing rapidly. Employers across the country need to understand the true impact of this legislation in order to prepare for the likelihood of similar measures arriving in their locale.

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Topics: Risk Reduction Technology, EEOC Pepsi, EEOC Guidance, Fair Chance Ordinance, DC Ban the Box, Ban the Box San Francisco, Ban the Box, EEOC

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