In March 2014, the EEOC announced a joint publication with the FTC, of what the EEOC called in its news release
two technical assistance documents that explain how the agencies’ respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes. One document is for employers; the other is for job applicants and employees. This is the first time that the two agencies have partnered to create resources addressing concerns in this key area.
Morrison & Foerster prepared a client alert, Not-So-Unlikely Bedfellows? The FTC and the EEOC Join Forces to Issue Guidance on Employment Background Checks.