Hire Image Comments on EEOC’s Final Rule for Issuing Guidance for Employers

Hire Image Comments on EEOC’s Final Rule for Issuing Guidance for Employers

In an effort to improve public awareness and understanding of the legal effects of agency positions, Hire Image reports that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a final rule establishing procedural regulations for the issuance of guidance. The rule clarifies several issues, including:

Making guidance documents readily available to the public;
Ensuring guidance is treated as non-binding and not overstepping of legal authority;
Requiring a notice and public comment period for significant guidance; and
Establishing a public petition process for the issuance, amendment, or repeal of guidance

The EEOC has issued and updated guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic to balance workplace safety and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. In addition, they had issued guidance on the use of criminal records in employment decisions under Title VII. Hire Image had previously written about the EEOC searching for cases to support their policies, and often failing to do so. Employers won in cases such as Freeman vs. EEOC and EEOC vs. Kaplan. Yet, despite losing several high-profile cases, the EEOC continued aggressive enforcement actions. In the Freeman case, the court called the EEOC’s position an “egregious example of scientific dishonesty.”
Now, with the current procedural guidance, the EEOC will have some new, welcomed guidelines to follow itself.

Hire Image Reminds Colorado Employers: Salary History Ban Goes into Effect January 1, 2021
In May of 2019, Hire Image reported that effective January 1, 2021, Colorado employers are prohibited from (1) seeking the wage history of a prospective employee; (2) relying on the wage history of a prospective employee to determine a wage rate; or (3) discriminating or retaliating against a prospective employee for failing to disclose wage history.

Hire Image Reminds St. Louis, Missouri Employers: Ban the Box Goes into Effect January 1, 2021
In February of this year, Hire Image reported that effective January 1, 2021, St. Louis, Missouri employers with 10 or more employees are prohibited from basing their hiring or promotion decisions on an applicant’s criminal history.

Hire Image LLC was founded in 2005 and is a comprehensive background check company with offices in Rhode Island, Florida, Minnesota, and Washington.

Hire Image enables our clients to make well-informed pre-employment, new hire, and post-employment hiring and retention decisions. We specialize in employment background checks, drug screening tests, international background checks, industry-specific background checks, and post-hire services.

Hire Image’s pre-employment services include criminal and terrorist searches, education and employment background investigations/verifications, motor vehicle record searches, credit reports, drug and health screenings, reference and license checks, and address and Social Security number tracing.

Hire Image’s new hire and post-employment screening services include identity and immigration status verifications, employee audits and monitoring, random drug testing, and risk and compliance checks.

What Makes Hire Image Different?
Hire Image succeeds because, for almost two decades, we’ve remained true to our core values: honesty, integrity, dependability, and service to others. We consider ourselves valued partners in the success of our client’s companies. Our thorough background checks and employee screenings enable our clients to make well-informed hiring and retention decisions while remaining compliant. We work with national and international companies, small businesses, and large corporations to ensure they hire the “right” people, in their own “image.”

Tenant Background Checks
Hire Image also partners with landlords enabling them to make smart tenant leasing decisions with our tenant screening (background check) service.

Heightened safety, security, and legal concerns of everyday life, combined with greater employee and customer turnover, has led to an increased demand for our background checks and screening services.

Hire image concentrates on our business, so you can concentrate on yours.