Topic: Disparate Impact

EEOC Getting Pushback on Its Criminal Background Checks Policy. Can We or Can’t We?

For more than a year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has pushed employers to stop using background checks – which the agency says unfairly discriminate against minorities – to screen job candidates. Now judges and state officials have begun to push back. Here’s a roundup of recent updates on challenges to the EEOC’s policy against… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Wal-Mart Employees, Rogue CEOs, Infinite Loops, Zimbabwe Expropriations

On this day in 1935, the Social Security Act took effect, creating the nation’s government-run retirement pension. Déjà vu all over again: a federal judge just struck down another proposed class of female Wal-Mart employees… (Orrick) CEO gone rogue? Here’s what to do… (LEVICK) Cybersecurity framework, consumer privacy, taxes, and other key issues facing the… Read more »