In conjunction with the 2017 National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Annual Conference, GroupOne and NAPBS is asking you to participate in a grassroots effort and to email your Representative today and ask them to support The Certainty in Enforcement Act (H.R. 1646).

The legislation, introduced by Rep. Walberg (R-MI), will relieve employers and professional background screeners caught between “a rock and a hard place.” Regulated employers required by law to perform background checks may not be able to comply with both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidance and screening obligations under the law.

The bill takes regulated employers out of the impossible position of deciding whether to follow required screening requirements and the EEOC’s 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions.

It does this by amending equal employment opportunity requirements under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to deem an employer’s consideration or use of credit or criminal records, as mandated by federal, state or local law, to be job-related and consistent with business necessity.

Please take a minute to register your concerns via the following link: NAPBS Action Center

 

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