EEOC Not Trying To Ban Criminal Screens, Staffer Says

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 7:06 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's controversial recent guidance on employer use of criminal background checks is not intended to bar businesses from conducting screens necessary to protect their assets and workforces, the senior counsel to Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic said Thursday.  

Speaking at the American Bar Association's Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Lipnic's senior counsel James A. Paretti Jr. sought to reassure management side counsel that the EEOC was not seeking to prevent employers from using background checks but to ensure that their...
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