Employers across the country should consider the EEOC’s best practices when devising a background screening policy. And as the list of state and local laws affording employment-related protections to ex-offenders continues to grow, companies that use a nationwide job application must thoroughly assess whether that application, including questions about criminal records, complies with relevant laws.
Rod M. Fliegel is a shareholder in Littler Mendelson’s San Francisco office. He is cochair of the firm’s new hiring and background checks practice group. He has nationwide experience with the laws that govern employment background checks. Jennifer L. Mora is an attorney in Littler Mendelson’s Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on representing and advising employers on a wide range of labor and employment issues.
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