EEOC Chair Says AGs Misinterpreted Criminal Screening Regs

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- Responding to a letter from nine state attorneys general that called the U.S. Equal Employment Commission's recent lawsuits over criminal background checks and enforcement guidance misguided, EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien has said the attorneys' main concern “appears to be premised on a misunderstanding.”

Berrien responded to the concerns raised by the attorneys general that the agency's recent suits against Dollar General Corp. and BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC and its updated guidance for employers on using criminal background checks amounted to “a quintessential example of gross federal...
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