Arrest, minor criminal records derail job search

This article focuses on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s issued updated guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records in hiring and employment decisions. Littler’s Barry Hartstein comments on the updated guidance, stating “While the guidance restated certain long held rules in guiding employer conduct, a critical new focus is underscoring the importance of an ‘individualized assessment’ before disqualifying an applicant based on a criminal conviction record.”

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