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EEOC to release new guidance on Use of Criminal Histories and Credit Checks

The EEOC is about to release new guidance on the use of Criminal Histories and Credit Checks as part of the hiring process. States and local governments also are targeting aspects of the hiring process. For example, several states are focusing on questions about prior criminal history on applications. These often are referred to as “Ban the Box” initiatives.Several state and federal court cases resulted in multi-million dollar settlements related to the use of credit checks. The recent Pepsi settlement for $3.13 million was related to the use of criminal background histories.

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