EEOC, FTC Deliver Wakeup Call On Background Checks

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT) -- With jointly issued guidance, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission recently signaled their increased attention on background checks and for the first time warned employers to make sure they are adhering to both technical and substantive requirements when making hiring and firing decisions.

The regulators seized on a rare opportunity to combine their resources and expertise by collaborating on a pair of documents released on March 10 that explain how the anti-bias laws enforced by the EEOC and the Fair Credit...
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