EEOC Mulls Tweaks To Ex-Convict Hiring Rules

Law360, Washington (July 26, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT) -- Private sector and government representatives told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday that it makes economic sense to hire those with arrest or conviction records, as the commission considers adjusting its guidelines for such individuals.

EEOC Chairman Jacqueline A. Berrien said the commission was considering whether it may be necessary to amend or revise its guidance for hiring people with criminal records, which currently allows employers to consider such records under some limited circumstances.

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