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Don’t let the EEOC’s guidance on background checks put your company in hot water

Is your business required to hire job applicants with felony convictions? And, would your business be violating federal law by implementing a strict criminal background check policy? Under a 2012 Enforcement Guidance issued by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the startling answer to both of the above questions just might be “yes.” Federal law prohibits ...

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