In the weeks and months since it changed its name from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to the California Civil Rights Department (“CRD”), the agency has been busy. Most recently, the CRD released proposed modifications to the regulations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) related to the use and consideration of … Continue Reading
The EEOC’s recent enforcement guidance regarding employers’ use of criminal histories in employment decisions (the “Guidance”) appears to have one more foe: the U.S. House of Representatives. On May 10, 2012, the House passed an appropriation bill that would prohibit the use of EEOC funds for implementing, administering, or enforcing the Guidance. This prohibition echoes … Continue Reading
E-Fab, Inc. v. Accountants, Inc. Services, 153 Cal. App. 4th 1308 (2007) E-Fab designs and manufactures precision components and tools. When in 1996 E-Fab needed a temporary accountant, it contacted defendant Accountants, Inc. Services. Accountants represented to E-Fab that it had screened Vickie Hunt and had confirmed and verified her qualifications, credentials and accomplishments. From 1996 to … Continue Reading
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