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Will South Carolina Ban the Box?

In prior posts, we have noted that HR professionals should acknowledge the tension between making hiring decisions based on an applicant’s criminal history and avoiding Title VII liability, if refusing to hire certain individuals based on these prohibitions results in disparate treatment of or disparate impact on protected classes of individuals under Title VII (e.g., … Continue Reading

Knowing Who You Can’t Hire

Employers engaged in heavily-regulated businesses understand that compliance with a myriad of regulatory schemes is critical to their continued operations and their bottom line. HR professionals for these employers must ensure that they are aware of all applicable requirements related to prospective and current employee criminal background checks, especially those requirements affecting who can and … Continue Reading