The law on background checks is confusing to many. When can your employer hold your past criminal record against you?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed claims this month against two companies that don’t seem to have much in common – except for their hiring practices.
One lawsuit was filed in South Carolina against automaker BMW for firing 70 black employees based on background checks — some of whom had been there for years.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently released its statistics on the claims made in 2012. How much money did employers have to pay?
More than 90 percent of all employers use criminal background checks to screen some job applicants and employees. Now, new EEOC rules on using these checks could affect hiring at small businesses.