Be Careful When Using Criminal Background Checks

2018-04-23T23:55:16-05:00December 8th, 2013|Background Checks, Construction Contractor Advisor|

As many of you know, last April the EEOC updated its recommendations on employers’ use of applicants’ arrest and conviction records. At its core, the updated enforcement guidance makes illegal policies that automatically reject job candidates simply because they have a criminal record. The enforcement guidance sets forth criteria employers should consider when making hiring decisions on applicants with criminal histories. They are: The nature and gravity of the offense [...]