Employers await more guidance on criminal-background checks

12/11/2012 | Human Resource Executive

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recommended this year that employers limit their use of criminal-background checks, but has since received feedback suggesting that the guidance might cause employers to avoid hiring black and Hispanic workers and could conflict with state laws that require background checks, Kristen Frasch writes. Various groups testified last week before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that businesses need to be able to use background checks, but need more specific guidance.

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