On April 25, 2012, the EEOC approved new revisions to their guidelines regarding the use of Arrest and Conviction Records in the Hiring Process. The EEOC released the Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions. This guidance is directed toward employers and EEOC enforcement staff. It addresses the use of arrest records, the factors an employer should consider when using criminal conviction history information, and when and how an employer should ask an applicant about their criminal history. To read the complete guidance, click here.
We encourage employers to review this document thoroughly and consider how this guidance will affect your employment / hiring policies and procedures.
CEO Inc will continue to provide you updates on this topic through email and on our website as we learn more about this guidance.