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Fifth Circuit Finds EEOC Did Not Have Authority to Issue 2012 Criminal History Guidance

USA - August 9 2019 On August 6, 2019, in State of Texas v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the Equal…

Tiffany L. Cox, Lawrence D. Smith, Gustavo A. Suarez, Stephen R. Woods

New Mexico Passes Ban-the-Box and Expungement Laws

USA - May 24 2019 On April 3, 2019, New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law two bills related to criminal background checks that may affect…

Nonnie L. Shivers

Second Verse, Same as the First: Ninth Circuit Weighs in Again on Background Check Disclosures, Raising the Compliance Bar Even Higher

USA - February 6 2019 The disclosure requirement of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) remains one of the most contentious and expensive litigation areas for…

Stephen R. Woods

San Francisco's Amended Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect with Updated Notice Requirements

USA - October 30 2018 On October 1, 2018, San Francisco's amendments to its Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) took effect. The FCO is San Francisco's "ban the box" equivalent…

Charles L. Thompson, IV, Gustavo A. Suarez

EEOC Reminds Employers of the Importance of Targeted Screening and Individualized Assessment Processes

USA - October 8 2018 On September 24, 2018, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reaffirmed the importance of following its 2012 Enforcement Guidance…

Gustavo A. Suarez, Stephen R. Woods