New EEOC Guidance Requires Greater Caution by Employers in Considering Criminal Records of Job Applicants and Employees
May 7, 2012
On April 25, 2012, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance about use of arrest and conviction records in making employment decisions. This guidance, combined with existing state statutes in Massachusetts and Connecticut, requires that employers act with care in seeking information about or considering applicants' or employees' criminal records.
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