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New York City Commission on Human Rights Clarifies Which Positions are Exempt from Newly Effective Credit Check Law

As we covered in a prior blogpost in May 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law an expansion of the New York City Human Rights Law impacting how employers may use credit checks.  The “Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act,” which became effective on September 3, 2015 (the “Act”), makes it … Continue Reading

The EEOC Loses The Statistical Battle Trying To Prove Disparate Impact Against Employers Using Background Checks in Hiring Decisions

On January 28, 2013, the Northern District of Ohio granted Defendant Kaplan Higher Education’s motion for summary judgment in EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp. [pdf].  The Court dismissed the matter because the EEOC failed to meet its burden of proving that Kaplan’s use of background checks had a “disparate impact” on minority applicants. In … Continue Reading
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