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OFCCP Issues Directive Warning Contractors of Potential Discrimination Claims Resulting From the Use of Criminal Records

On January 29, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued Directive Number 306 (the “Directive”) warning federal contractors and subcontractors about potential discrimination claims that could result from their use of criminal conviction records.  Over the last several years, federal, state, and local governments have increasingly cracked down on employers using criminal convictions to screen applicants.  On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued detailed guidance on the best practices for employers to avoid discrimination claims when using arrest and conviction records to make employment decisions.

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