EEOC, Federal Trade Commission Issue Guidance On Criminal Background Checks


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission issued two publications, one for employers and the other for employees, explaining how federal laws apply to employers' use of criminal background checks, Business Insurance reports. “This was a unique opportunity for the agencies to work together to provide user-friendly technical assistance to our stakeholders,” said EEOC lawyer Peggy Mastroianni.

The EEOC enforces federal laws against employment discrimination while the FTC enforces the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the law that protects the privacy and accuracy of the information in credit reports/ The EEOC publication can be found here, and the FTC counterpart here.

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