The next two stories on the yearly run-down both involve goings-on at the EEOC.
8. The EEOC Declares Open Season on Background Checks. Do you conduct background checks on employees before hiring them? If so, you might be in the EEOC’s crosshairs, as the agency targets credit histories and criminal histories and screening tools. Congress got in the action as well, considering legislation to ban the use of credit information in employment.
7. The EEOC Issues Its GINA Regulations. Last month, the EEOC finally published its long-awaited regulations interpreting the employment provisions of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Given the breadth of the regulations, I expect genetic information discrimination to be a growing trend in 2011.
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