Criminal background checks

The most recently authorized version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes a provision that will limit the ability of federal contractors to inquire into the criminal backgrounds of certain potential employees.  Beginning in December 2021, the Fair Chance Act will prohibit federal contractors from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background in certain

In an opinion released last Friday, the District Court of Maryland granted summary judgment dismissing EEOC’s disparate impact criminal background/credit background lawsuit against the face-to-face marketing services company, Freeman.  This is the second high-profile criminal background back ground case in which EEOC has suffered a significant setback since the April 2012 issuance of the Agency’s